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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

By the next election one million working people will depend on housing benefit to afford rent

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has done the sums...
National Housing Federation says by next election one million earners will be dependent on welfare to afford rent. Government says "under our reforms those on housing benefit can still afford up to a third of homes on the local rental market." - GUARDIAN

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4 comments:

  1. If the minimum wage were at right level, we'd not have to support so many on housing benefit. We'd also not have to prop up the profits of Tesco, Amazon et al by paying housing benefits to those in poorly paid work

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  2. in other words IDS is propping up Tesco, Amazon's profits via low-paid workers' housing benefits and laying the blame, humiliation and worry of it all on the same low-paid workers.

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  3. I am sorry isn't the obvious comment here that rent is too high - I am just as upset for taxpayers money to be going to landlords than any daily mail reader is about benefits

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    1. Agreed! See our guest post by Shelter: Build more affordable homes, reverse the property bubble, and we'll save billions
      http://www.blog.rippedoffbritons.com/2012/08/build-more-affordable-homes-reverse.html

      In fact, I'm going to add this as a "related story". Thank you!

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