Sunday, December 6, 2020

Housing

Social housing tenants who damage their home ‘should face benefit sanctions’, report says

Report claims "rogue tenants" have cost taxpayers in London around £3.4million since 2014.

‘Shambolic’ Universal Credit Scheme Will Lead To Rising Homelessness, Say Landlords

Universal Credit rent delays mean a growing number of private landlords are refusing to rent to low-income families.

Selling Off Affordable Homes ‘Would Add £4bn To Housing Benefit Bill’

Labour says sale of council and housing association property will force poorer people into expensive private rented accommodation.

Tory Reforms Will Increase Homelessness And Exacerbate The Housing Crisis, Say Councils

Majority of councils also say the Housing and Planning Bill will "drastically reduce the number of council homes" and increase the housing benefit bill.

Tory cuts leave poverty-stricken children too hungry to learn

NASUWT say "teachers and schools are being left to pick up the pieces of callous fiscal and social policies".

Charity Blasts ‘Short Sighted Welfare Cuts’ As Homelessness Soars 33%

Official statistics show the number of homeless households has risen by 33% in five years, while number of homeless families is up 42%.

Budget 2016: Charities Respond To Osborne’s Austerity Addiction

Leading charities respond to measures announced in the budget, or in some cases the lack of.

Chancellor To Announce £100m In Budget To Tackle Homelessness

George Osborne expected to announce funding in Wednesday’s budget, aimed at targeting ‘unacceptable’ growth in homelessness.

Social Housing Benefit Cap Will Put Thousands On Streets, Say Charities

Limit for local housing allowance would lead to widespread bed closures in hostels and supported housing, ministers warned.

Homelessness Crisis: Ministers Consider ‘Prevention Duty’ For Councils

Change in law would force local authorities to give advice and support to anyone at risk of homelessness.

Tory Welfare Cuts Will Cost Britain’s Poorest £13 BILLION A Year, Report Says

Tory welfare cuts will take around £13 BILLION a year out of the pockets of besieged benefit claimants by 2020, according to a new report.

Fury As Tory Minister Claims Some Homeless People ‘Choose To Sleep Rough’

Charities have reacted angrily after a senior Tory minister claimed that some homeless people are actively choosing to sleep rough.

Social Housing Benefit Cap Deferred For A Year

Government delays implementing policy while it carries out review of impact on tenants in supported housing.

Disability Campaigners Gather At Supreme Court For Bedroom Tax Cases

Women’s rights groups also among activists outside court where judges will consider appeals claiming tax is discriminatory.

Bedroom Tax Challenged At Supreme Court – Guardian

The supreme court is to hear legal challenges from disabled people who say the 'bedroom tax' illegally discriminates against them and their families.

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