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Homelessness

Study of risk factors in the north east finds rent arrears, food poverty and crime on the rise. Homelessness will come next

Government Benefit Cuts Fuelling London Housing Crisis, Warns New Report

Rents in London are set to rise considerably faster than housing benefit, meaning the pool of affordable properties is getting smaller and smaller.

Homelessness At ‘Historically High Levels’ And Could Get Worse, Warns Landmark Study

The study warns that a dwindling social housing stock in Northern Ireland and reforms to welfare benefits risks 'pushing more people into increased financial hardship and homelessness'.

3.8 Million Families Living On A ‘Knife Edge’, Say Shelter

3.8 MILLION families could be just one paycheck away from losing their home, the housing and homeless charity Shelter has warned.

Welfare News Service Summary – Week Ending Saturday 5 April 2014

Links and details of all the weeks news published by the Welfare News Service - week ending 5 April 2014.

Benefit Sanctions Will Hit Homeless Hardest, Scottish Charity Warns

Benefit sanctions and welfare reforms will hit homeless people in Scotland harder than any other group, a Scottish charity has warned.

Featured News

1.6 million households hit by £60 cut to benefits in just one month

DWP urged to scrap universal credit advance "loans" before thousands more are pushed into debt.

Tories warned of ‘mass unemployment’ as number of people out of work hits two-year high

UK government urged to extend the furlough scheme to protect workers.

Whingeing Lords demand hardship fund despite £162 daily allowance

Documents "expose the total privilege and sheer arrogance of unelected Lords at Westminster".

DWP to hire thousands of new work coaches amid Covid-19 job losses

"Getting Britain back to work as quickly as possible is vital", says DWP minister.

Universal Credit increase must be made permanent and extended to legacy benefits

Reversing the increase risks plunging 700,000 more people into poverty, report says.

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