Housing benefit

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Families with single parents at higher risk of eviction in England, says Shelter
Charity says lone-parent households are bearing brunt of housing crisis and that private renting is broken

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

02, Jan, 2024 @5:00 AM

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‘I’m reducing my hours’: fiscal drag’s impact in the cost of living crisis
Guardian readers share how frozen income tax thresholds have tipped them into higher brackets, affecting household budgets

Jedidajah Otte

21, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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England’s ‘broken’ housing system becoming a problem councils cannot avoid
High house prices, soaring rents and benefit cuts are forcing more and more to seek help from local authorities

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

30, Oct, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Councils in England facing bankruptcy as lack of housing pushes up costs
Budgets could be overwhelmed as evictions and rising mortgage rates cause homelessness to surge

Patrick Butler and Michael Goodier

30, Oct, 2023 @5:00 AM

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This racist US housing policy that tried to fix poverty is a massive failure
Moving low-income, Black people into ‘better’ neighborhoods splits up communities and does not solve poverty

Alex Moffett-Bateau

15, Sep, 2023 @5:00 PM

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Rachel Reeves: Labour may be unable to scrap bedroom tax and child benefit cap
Shadow chancellor says ‘dire economic inheritance’ would prevent party from reversing Tory welfare policies

Emily Dugan

19, Jul, 2023 @9:51 AM

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Just 5% of private rentals affordable on housing benefit
Freeze on payment since April 2020 and soaring rents mean number of homes affordable to recipients is lowest on record

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

27, Jun, 2023 @4:00 AM

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Private landlords in England get £1.6bn a year welfare for ‘non-decent’ homes
Sadiq Khan describes figures from City Hall analysis as a scandal, with London the worst affected region

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

18, Apr, 2023 @11:00 PM

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UK renters: share your experience of frozen benefit payments for housing
We would like to speak to UK tenants who get local housing allowance about the benefit remaining frozen despite rising rents

Guardian community team

17, Mar, 2023 @12:08 PM

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Rogue UK landlords using ‘ghost tenants’ to con taxpayers out of millions
Gangs among those buying up cheap houses and claiming housing benefit for vulnerable people who do not live there, police say

Josh Halliday and Jessica Murray

23, Feb, 2023 @3:17 PM

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‘Everyone struggled’: life in UK’s unregulated supported housing
With criminals suspected of cashing in on such accommodation, one ex-tenant says they are a ‘money grab’

Jessica Murray West Midlands correspondent

16, Oct, 2022 @3:44 PM

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Crime gangs raking in millions through supported housing, say police
Charities warn criminals cashing in on unregulated accommodation for vulnerable people exempt from housing benefit caps

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

16, Oct, 2022 @3:30 PM

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