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London Councils Scrap Mortgage Rescue Scheme Ahead Of Schedule

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From the article:.

'......One family that had asked Havering council for help to stay in a property they had owned for 30 years said they had received news of the closure as they reached the final stage of the application. The family, who did not want to be named, said: "We were told by the lady at Citizens Advice 'you meet the criteria 100% – there is no reason why they can turn you down'. This allayed our fears." However, several weeks later they received a letter saying the scheme had been scrapped.

"They have pulled the rug from under us. We know these things do sometimes come to an end early, but we thought they would have the decency to follow through on the people who were already in it.".....'

Says it all.

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From the article:.

'......One family that had asked Havering council for help to stay in a property they had owned for 30 years said they had received news of the closure as they reached the final stage of the application. The family, who did not want to be named, said: "We were told by the lady at Citizens Advice 'you meet the criteria 100% – there is no reason why they can turn you down'. This allayed our fears." However, several weeks later they received a letter saying the scheme had been scrapped.

"They have pulled the rug from under us. We know these things do sometimes come to an end early, but we thought they would have the decency to follow through on the people who were already in it.".....'

Says it all.

Indeed. Also the charity laying it on thick and abusing language:

The debt charity StepChange said that for a small number of acutely vulnerable homeowners the closure "risks exposing them to the tragedy of losing their home".

trag·e·dy (trj-d)

n. pl. trag·e·dies

1.

a. A drama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow, especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope with unfavourable circumstances.

b. The genre made up of such works.

c. The art or theory of writing or producing these works.

2. A play, film, television program, or other narrative work that portrays or depicts calamitous events and has an unhappy but meaningful ending.

3. A disastrous event, especially one involving distressing loss or injury to life: an expedition that ended in tragedy, with all hands lost at sea.

4. A tragic aspect or element.

losing a home isn't death so cannot be called a "tragedy".

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a. A drama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow, especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope with unfavourable circumstances.

Well, I guess it was all a fiction.

That aside - 'owned for 30 years' - do I smell MEW?

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