Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Some people are actually getting more than this in HB??
Maximum limits on housing benefits have been announced by chancellor George Osborne during his first Budget speech. Housing benefit will be limited to Â£400 a week for a four bedroom house and Â£280 a week for a one bedroom house. [That's Â£1730pcm and Â£1210pcm respectively!] Mr Osborne said the move would save Â£1.8 billion by the end of the parliament. He said spending on housing benefit, which increased by Â£7 billion over the last four years, was â€˜completely out of controlâ€™ and the system in â€˜dire need of reformâ€™.