MOD Housing Budget Cash Pays the Rent to Developers

Source: BBC News 28./Nov/2007

"Forty per cent of the £5bn set aside to improve military housing will be spent on renting the buildings from a private landlord. " apparently.

Property developer ******* Homes will receive almost £2bn of that £5bn.

State property was apparently flogged off (well, of course it was....) to those "people" over a decade ago. The Army Families Federation allegedly said the sell-off "had led to an under-investment in homes for service personnel and their families". Probably true, but in my own life I think....who wants to be in that position?

During the “working week” all those with any responsibility for housing from the QM General, to the Individual unit QM, should be billeted in the worst example of forces’ housing in their area. It might even be reasonable to grant them a “field conditions” pay supplement - though I bet the folk living, enduring the same conditions, next-door don’t get one!

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