Housing benefit

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Cut of £40m in help for tenants will ‘drive up homelessness’
Tenants’ groups shocked as funding in England and Wales for rent shortfalls or deposits is cut to below pre-pandemic levels

Chaminda Jayanetti

06, Jun, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Poverty rate among working households in UK is highest ever
IPPR thinktank blames higher rents, rising property prices and childcare costs for relative poverty reaching 17.4%

Phillip Inman

25, May, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Tory MPs claim almost £3m in housing rent on expenses
Revelation comes at same time as government freezes housing allowance, which could drive many tenants into debt

Chaminda Jayanetti

11, Apr, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Half a million tenants in the UK battle to pay rent due to benefit cap
Families hit by Covid-19 face debt as universal credit doesn’t cover housing costs

Tom Wall

01, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on restarting evictions: the law needs changing | Editorial
Editorial: Forcing tenants out of their homes as Covid-19 cases rise is risky. Instead, ministers should rebalance the scales

Editorial

21, Sep, 2020 @6:22 PM

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A stay on evictions keeps renters safe for now, but it’s just a sticking plaster | Alicia Kennedy
It’s time the government delivered on its pledge to end ‘no fault’ notices that allow landlords to throw people out on the street, says Alicia Kennedy of Generation Rent

Alicia Kennedy

21, Aug, 2020 @4:51 PM

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Boris Johnson cries 'nimbyism', but his planning changes will be disastrous | Simon Jenkins
Scrapping regulations in England will unleash a wave of urban sprawl, worsen inequality – and leave locals powerless to stop it, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

04, Aug, 2020 @1:39 PM

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Landlords in England ignoring 'no DSS' ban, claim private renters
People on benefits report still being discriminated against, despite landmark court ruling

Diane Taylor

02, Aug, 2020 @10:18 AM

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'No DSS' ruled unlawful after mother rejected by lettings agency
Court found disabled woman was discriminated against by being rejected for private flats

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

14, Jul, 2020 @5:01 AM

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Build 100,000 'homes for Covid-19 heroes', say UK council leaders
An investment in social housing will create thousands of jobs and generate £320bn over 50 years, LGA claims

Toby Helm Political editor

21, Jun, 2020 @7:07 AM

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Home evictions rising in Covid-19 crisis, warns Labour
Shadow minister calls for extra ‘housing safety net’ and tenancy guarantees for renters

Rowena Mason

25, Mar, 2020 @6:00 PM

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How UK government could support people as coronavirus spreads
Pressure is mounting to offer financial aid for tenants and self-employed in particular

Richard Partington and Patrick Collinson

18, Mar, 2020 @1:51 PM

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