Monday, 1 July 2013

housing benefit changes 'worse than feared'

The consequences of the housing benefit cut introduced in April are worse than feared, the National Housing Federation has said.

Rent arrears have soared in some areas while larger houses are lying empty as people refuse to move into them.

Housing benefit recipients of working age, in social housing with spare bedrooms, had their benefit cut by an average £14 per week from April 1.

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