Rent controls will ultimately harm the poor

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In an article on ITV news, the IEA are referenced as opposing Labour's pledge to impose caps on annual rent increases. In the article, the IEA make the point that such a policy will ultimately harm the poor. If Labour want to reduce the cost of rent, they should liberalise planning laws and increase the supply of housing. 

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