Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum

How long before Housing benefit and Benefits are cut?


Recommended Posts

We can all see the major economic problems, and i think it is only a question of time before housing benefit and Benefits are going to be cut.

I just wonder how long before the cuts start.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I expect they will try to put cuts off but a lot of local authorities are really struggling at present as a lot of their income has fallen through the floor - parking, planning income etc - and council tax and business rates are down too even though the entire retail and hospitality sector has been let off paying anything for a year.

They are the ones who run key local services we depend on like schools, social care, paying out HB, social housing, roads, refuse collection etc

Maybe Rishi will give them another bailout too!

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I think a real attack on Housing Benefit would be painful for the poor but beneficial for us all in the long run.  As I understand it a substantial percentage of Housing Benefit is payed to the working poor and as such supports excessive rents and low wages.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, MARTINX9 said:

I expect they will try to put cuts off but a lot of local authorities are really struggling at present as a lot of their income has fallen through the floor - parking, planning income etc - and council tax and business rates are down too even though the entire retail and hospitality sector has been let off paying anything for a year.

They are the ones who run key local services we depend on like schools, social care, paying out HB, social housing, roads, refuse collection etc

Maybe Rishi will give them another bailout too!

 

Local authorities administer Housing Benefit but it's not their money and they have nothing to do with setting the rate. 

Let's be honest, this is a golden opportunity for the Tories to expand the wellfare state and other props whilst blaming it on the virus. It shouldn't need to be explained to people on here the extent to which HB supports landlords; what do we think the party of landlords are going to do with it? 

Link to post
Share on other sites
59 minutes ago, Hullabaloo82 said:

Local authorities administer Housing Benefit but it's not their money and they have nothing to do with setting the rate. 

Let's be honest, this is a golden opportunity for the Tories to expand the wellfare state and other props whilst blaming it on the virus. It shouldn't need to be explained to people on here the extent to which HB supports landlords; what do we think the party of landlords are going to do with it? 

Do you think the Tories intend to steal all of Labours policies.

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Hullabaloo82 said:

Local authorities administer Housing Benefit but it's not their money and they have nothing to do with setting the rate. 

Let's be honest, this is a golden opportunity for the Tories to expand the wellfare state and other props whilst blaming it on the virus. It shouldn't need to be explained to people on here the extent to which HB supports landlords; what do we think the party of landlords are going to do with it? 

At least you see this.

Socialism for the banks, big companies and landlords. But austerity for the "left-behinds".

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 06/06/2020 at 13:55, dougless said:

I think a real attack on Housing Benefit would be painful for the poor but beneficial for us all in the long run.  As I understand it a substantial percentage of Housing Benefit is payed to the working poor and as such supports excessive rents and low wages.

This is indeed true.

Housing Benefit is really "private landlord benefit" now.

It's a house price prop though. This lot won't risk removing it.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, byron78 said:

This is indeed true.

Housing Benefit is really "private landlord benefit" now.

It's a house price prop though. This lot won't risk removing it.

True. They might as well rename it 'BTL payout benefit' ffs! - It needs full replacement by Universal Credit.

Once UC is the only way to receive it - remove any notion of the 'housing' element.  Recipients now have a commercial benefit to negotiate rents down.  There is even a business opportunity for Tenants agents  - Can you hear the BTL squealing already?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Housing benefit rates were relaxed to include the bottom 30% of market rates when Coronavirus started, I expect this to continue, I don't really see any cuts, other than perhaps the benefit cap being frozen which is a de-facto cap on larger houses in parts of London.

The interesting part will be if/when the minimum income floor in Universal Credit is reintroduced, particularly with the increase in UC  claims.

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Tulip_mania said:

The interesting part will be if/when the minimum income floor in Universal Credit is reintroduced, particularly with the increase in UC  claims.

Yes there are a whole load of things that they will find very very difficult to roll back, this is one of them, perhaps one of the hardest. The longer it is waived the more people will be on UC and below the previous limit, and will forget it ever existed. Especially if there is less work than before.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 06/06/2020 at 13:55, dougless said:

I think a real attack on Housing Benefit would be painful for the poor but beneficial for us all in the long run.  As I understand it a substantial percentage of Housing Benefit is payed to the working poor and as such supports excessive rents and low wages.

Exactly this. Government backed initiatives are always a net negative and the costs affect/harm the poorest the most.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/6/2020 at 3:27 PM, shlomo said:

Do you think the Tories intend to steal all of Labours policies.

No they have no interest in privatisation,stealing 10% of someone's company who has built it up to a staff level of 250 or more they do not want to trow taxpayers cash at people with no job who have 8 kids in the form of child benefit, they are not anti-Semitic, thjey have no interest in the freedom of movement  and they do not support muslim terrorists.  

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • 415 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.