Report ‘Our 17 Properties Will Lose £16,000 Per Year’ in House prices and the economy Posted March 23, 2016 Housing benefit cuts are absolutely the right thing to do. It just requires everyone - left, right, center and those of us who realise that there is no political spectrum in the UK houses of parliament anyway to all reach the obvious consensus that it's *Landlord benefit*, rename it and then cut it to shreds. A shrewd media campaign and job done. It is certainly "help to rent". If people coudn't afford it, prices would fall. I certainly had to live in some less than luxurious places when younger, as I was spending my money not yours. I didn't need the use of a bidet, or built in Aga. Just a place that worked.