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About time local councils stopped writing blank cheques for HB.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2254673,00.html

Housing benefit reform to encourage lower rent

By Philip Webster, Political Editor

A REFORM of housing benefit to encourage tenants to opt for cheaper rents and to prevent landlords abusing the system is to be published today.

Housing benefit in the private rented sector will be scrapped and replaced with a local housing allowance that councils will set according to what is considered the average and reasonable rent in their areas. Claimants will be asked to find accommodation that costs something close to that rate. If they can find cheaper homes, they will be entitled to claim up to £15 a week of the difference for themselves.

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This is old news: LHAs have been piloted by a number of councils over the last couple of years.

About time local councils stopped writing blank cheques for HB.

They don't. HB is capped at a local reference rent which is typically rather less than the average market rent. HB claimants under 25 are limited to the 'average' rent for a single room in a shared house.

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About time local councils stopped writing blank cheques for HB.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2254673,00.html

Housing benefit reform to encourage lower rent

By Philip Webster, Political Editor

A REFORM of housing benefit to encourage tenants to opt for cheaper rents and to prevent landlords abusing the system is to be published today.

Housing benefit in the private rented sector will be scrapped and replaced with a local housing allowance that councils will set according to what is considered the average and reasonable rent in their areas. Claimants will be asked to find accommodation that costs something close to that rate. If they can find cheaper homes, they will be entitled to claim up to £15 a week of the difference for themselves.

well i can easily see a way these minks will scam £780 quickly from us tax payers yet again!!

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This is old news: LHAs have been piloted by a number of councils over the last couple of years.

About time local councils stopped writing blank cheques for HB.

They don't. HB is capped at a local reference rent which is typically rather less than the average market rent. HB claimants under 25 are limited to the 'average' rent for a single room in a shared house.

when I was on it briefly, aged 22, I received roughly half my actual rental costs - for a single room in a shared house.

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