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WEST DEVON BC FINDS RENT ARREARS ON THE RISE

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West Devon BC's rent arrears are now an increasing proportion of the council's gross annual debt, the Western Morni...
West Devon BC's rent arrears are now an increasing proportion of the council's gross annual debt, the Western Morning News reports (September 25).

The paper said that are report by the borough highlights the increase in rent arrears as due to low income, multiple debts and changes in benefit regulations.

The report says the majority of these problems will continue to cause problems into the future and that the introduction of VAT will exacerbate the situation.
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