We can see a lot of people becoming homeless in the #ManCityCouncil area, on top of the already high level of homelessness. And as the author points out, it was #Labour’s policy as well!
Originally posted on SPeye Joe (Welfarewrites):
Tenants affected by the bedroom tax and all social landlords need to take note that it is highly unlikely any discretionary housing payments (DHP) will be given to bedroom tax cases after July this year.
The reason is the inevitable consequence of the reduction in the benefit cap and all local councils will have no choice but to divert DHP to benefit cap cases and away from bedroom tax cases and this also means that the majority of DHP awards will go to the private tenant not the social tenant.
Local councils are given DHP money from central government and they are free to spend 1% or 100% of it on bedroom tax or benefit cap or LHA cap and frankly, whatever they deem to be the priority.
The reduced benefit cap means private landlords will seek to evict all families on benefit firstly and soon to be followed by social…
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