Up to 13,000 landlords in one east London borough have failed to declare their rental income to the Government, the local council has found.
We only know this because Newham has a compulsory landlord registration scheme. In Trafford there is no landlord registration scheme. We don't know who they are and there is no desire from the Tories to do anything about it.
We already suffer enough blights from the private landlords and their lack of care. The fact that it seems likely there's as little attention to their tax affairs as there is to the neighbourhoods in which they operate is another reason we need a Labour council to get on top of this.