Monday, January 4, 2010
Yes this is folly
The new system is fundamentally unfair to the taxpayer. The 1.2 million housing benefit claimants who live in privately rented accommodation receive a payment based on the median rent for an appropriate property in the area. Why are the lowest-income groups â€” nationally, 15 per cent of families receive some sort of housing benefits â€” paid to live in average properties, when surely they should be living in the cheapest homes?