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David Cameron may be forced to rethink his plan to deny under-25s an
automatic right to state benefits because many of the people losing out
would be single parents.
Nick Clegg is worried that parents could be affected by proposals to
restrict housing benefit for the more than one million “Neets” – young
people not in education, employment or training – under a strategy
announced by the Prime Minister at last week’s Conservative Party
Domestic violence affects one in four women in their lives. Two women
a week are killed by a partner or former partner and three quarters of a
million children in the UK witness domestic violence every year.
The introduction of the bedroom tax is having an unacceptable and dangerous impact on women who have experienced domestic violence, and councils must take action.
The National Empty Homes Loan Fund (NEHLF) has received enquiries for funding worth over £1 million in its first month.
The scheme, which is aimed at bringing some of England’s 710,000 empty homes back into affordable use, has been inundated with enquiries as property owners apply for funds to renovate their houses.
A London local authority will pay up to half a million pounds to families it housed in bed and breakfasts for more than six weeks following an official inquiry.
A report by the Local Government Ombudsman published today found the local authority’s actions were unjust after it housed homeless families in B&Bs beyond six-weeks.
More than 50,000 people affected by the so-called bedroom tax have fallen behind on rent and face eviction.
The statistics reveal the scale of debt created by the Government’s under-occupancy charge, as one council house tenant in three has been pushed into rent arrears since it was introduced in April.
More than half of families hit by the government's controversial bedroom tax have been pushed into debt, new research has revealed.
A survey of 51 English housing associations by the National Housing Federation (NHF), found that 51% (32,432) of residents affected by the widely condemned under-occupancy policy have been unable to pay their rent between April and June.
The United Nations' special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing has told the Tory-led coalition that it should abolish its controversial bedroom tax.
Raquel Rolnik spoke to social housing tenants across the country during a two-week visit and heard "shocking" accounts from those hit by the under-occupancy policy.
A United Nations representative is to take part in a meeting to hear how the bedroom tax is affecting the UK's social housing tenants.
Raquel Rolnik, the UN's special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, will hear from groups from all over Britain at the Anti-Bedroom Tax and Benefit Justice Federation meeting in Manchester next week.
About 25 people made their voices heard in Plymouth at the sleepout protest. Activists camped outside the Civic Centre on Saturday night to spread their message.
"Over 700 residents of Plymouth have already applied to downsize their home, as a means to escape the bedroom tax that they cannot afford.
Anti-bedroom tax campaigners across the country will take part in a mass sleep out tomorrow night.
The sleep out is taking place in over 50 towns and cities across the UK in a bid to raise awareness about the government's controversial under-occupancy policy.