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New ‘Rent to Own’ housing scheme launched

New ‘Rent to Own’ housing scheme launched

Today sees the launch of a new ‘Rent to Own’ scheme which will allow buyers to rent a home they can later purchase.

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An unacceptable response to homelessness

This is an article for the South Wales Evening Post There has been a visible increase in the number of street homeless right across the UK over the last few years. The system is not coping with the number and the circumstances of the many individuals presenting themselves as without a home.

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Councillor calls on ruling Labour Group to abandon proposed charges for day care

Welsh Liberal Democrat Councillor, Peter Black has criticised the consultation process around proposals to introduce charges for day care in Swansea and called on the ruling Labour Group on the council to abandon their plans to penalise older people and younger adults in this way.

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Over 1000 homes left empty in Swansea for two years or more

New research by the Liberal Democrats has discovered that 168 homes in Swansea have been sitting empty for ten years or more. These are included in the total of 462 homes that have been left unused for five years, and the 1033 homes empty for two years or more.

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About Peter

Peter was the Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West between 1999 and 2016. He is a leading Swansea Councillor, having represented the Cwmbwrla Ward since 1984. He was a member of the Welsh Assembly's Finance Committee and the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee and a former member of the Assembly Commission, where he had responsibility for ICT, sustainability and the Assembly estate.

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