Daily Blog 10/22/2012

  • An analysis of official statistics for Labour MP Karen Buck has found that between 2011-12 and 2014-15 £35bn of housing benefit will be spent on private landlords, £13bn more than the previous three years…

    Research by the National Housing Federation found that over 1 million people of working age will need housing benefit in order to be able to pay the rent by 2015…

    Research by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations showed in the past ten years the cost of housing benefit spent on private tenants across the UK has increased 153 per cent, compared to a 21 per cent increase for council and housing association tenants.

    tags: benefits politics housing

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One Response to Daily Blog 10/22/2012

  1. It’s true. Housing Benefit does more to support unscrupulous landlords than it does to help people with genuine need. Housing Benefit is paid in such a way that (some) landlords set their rents at a level to get the maximum housing benefit possible. Not only does this divert government cash into the pockets of those who need it the least; it prices some tenants out of the rental market by artificially inflating rental prices.