Changes To Local Housing Allowance

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10 Nov 2010

The Government have unveiled plans to change the way local housing allowance is calculated. The changes they are proposing mean that 700,000 people in Britain are set to lose out with losses in every local authority from October 2011. As a result of this measure, 90% of local housing allowance recipients in Yorkshire & the Humber will lose out.

Families on modest incomes in Rother Valley will be especially concerned as from next year they could, according to official DWP figures, be £7 a week worse off because of cuts to the support they get with housing costs. The Government should think again about these rushed and ill thought out plans. They don't seem to understand that higher homelessness, like longer dole queues, makes it harder not easier to deal with the deficit.