Wednesday, September 1, 2010
This is just for London – multiply across the country….
More than 150,000 Londoners will each lose Â£22 a week in the Coalition's housing benefit cutbacks. Government figures show all claimants in London's private rented sector will be worse off, including some disabled people and pensioners. The full impact of the four-year housing benefit shake-up, starting next year, is likely to be far greater â€” figures released so far do not include the bigger social housing sector. The July Budget imposed a Â£400-a-week cap on [housing benefit] claims plus strict maximums for every local area. Detailed tables from the Department for Work and Pensions now show about 159,370 tenants in London will lose an average of Â£22 a week, while eight out of 10 will lose more than Â£10 a week.