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http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/news/housing-management/national-survey-shows-housing-benefit-rise/6513840.article

So, housing benefit has risen by 3% for social tenants and by 5% for private tenants....and this is for 09/10!

The figures for 10/11 must be worse!

But don't worry folks, the government has the answer. Putting rents up will solve the problem apparently....

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Pure genius, and of course this is all govt spending helping to boost GDP and in the time of austerity.

oh for god's sake, this is exactly right.

being serious, why oh why can't they see it, the whole 'economy' is propped up with govt. money that we have to pay back. How on earth do they think it can carry on.

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Only 24% of private renters. Not as bad as I thought, but I'd like to see the numbers in London.

Where I live, renting, in Barnet there are apparently over 14,000 HB claimants in the private rented sector. The only figures I can get on total private renters is now 10 years old from the census and there were less than 21,000 then. Even if the number of those renting has increased by 50% over the last ten years then well over 4 in 10 are now claiming HB.

Also, an acquaintance of the wife who has a BTL property rented out to someone on HB recently received a letter from the council about the changes coming in April. They had 3 sets of numbers. The first two showed that the LHA for a 3 bed, which she owns, will drop from about £300 to £275 per week. The last set of numbers were astonishing as they gave the indicative rents for properties in her area in March 2008 before the LHA came into force. Then it was £200 a week!

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So, housing benefit has risen by 3% for social tenants and by 5% for private tenants....and this is for 09/10!

To be clear, it's the percentage of social (council and housing association) tenants claiming Housing Benefit that has risen from 59% to 62% and the percentage of private tenants claiming Housing Benefit that has risen from 19% to 24%.

This is to be expected in a period of declining employment levels and rising pensioner numbers.

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oh for god's sake, this is exactly right.

being serious, why oh why can't they see it, the whole 'economy' is propped up with govt. money that we have to pay back. How on earth do they think it can carry on.

Your lack of faith in the magic printing press dissasspoints me

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Wouldn't it be funny is rents were allowed to creep up causing more and more people to get on the Housing Benefit bandwagon.....and then the government replaced HB with a flat rate Universal Credit!!

lol!

....no they wouldn't do that....would they?

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Wouldn't it be funny is rents were allowed to creep up causing more and more people to get on the Housing Benefit bandwagon.....and then the government replaced HB with a flat rate Universal Credit!!

lol!

....no they wouldn't do that....would they?

No they wouldn't. 'Universal Credit' is to be based on existing benefit levels and will vary from claimant to claimant depending on their circumstances and needs (as now).

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No they wouldn't. 'Universal Credit' is to be based on existing benefit levels and will vary from claimant to claimant depending on their circumstances and needs (as now).

What a relief!!

So they're going to change the system but in fact there will be no change. I see.

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