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I would really like Mr G st P to explain how it is currently costing the taxpayeers £8m. I don't believe this is the case. You may not be getting that amount of money from hard working islanders who have managed their finances and workloads to be able to buy a house, but I don't for one second believe that it costs the states £8m to have the mortgage relief in place. I think you need to be more careful with your use of the english language. In additon, removing this relief will mean that more people have to then rely on the housing benefits that are already in limited supply. How is this in anyway beneficial to the island as a whole and more specifically the tax payers. It will also stop esxisting home owners from moving or attempting to upgrade their properties. House prices will drop, estate agents will go out of business, as will some building firms etc. The knock on effect to unemployment and the states benefits system could be catestrophic in the long term. Have you really thought this through. Wake up Mr G St P before you destroy island life altogether.