Thursday, April 19, 2012

BTLers unhappy that their unearned income isn’t keeping-up with CPI

Latest HB figures – £4bn over target and PRS largesse

Claimant count - 4,976,210 now claims and receives HB and this is up 23,950 from the previous month and an increase of 142,740 year on year. A year on year increase of 2.9% - Of the total count 67.6% reside in social housing and 32.4% in the private rented sector (PRS) - Of the 23,950 monthly increase from December 2011 to January 2012 13,120 or 55% reside in the PRS - Of the yearly 142,700 increase in claimant numbers 91,220 come from the PRS or 64%

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3 thoughts on “BTLers unhappy that their unearned income isn’t keeping-up with CPI

  • sibley's b'stard child says:

    Ignore the strapline, makes no sense at all in hindsight. Ho hum.

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    Nice stats. As i supected, BTLs get 40% of housing benefit, that’s a cool £9 billion a year, we could be building 120,000 council houses a year for that money.

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  • No no no new housing! People prefer to live in cold draughty Victorian houses converted into bedsits & flats.

    I am sure of this because so many old homes that no one else could afford to or want to live in have ended up this way.

    People love it, especially benefits claimants..What’s not to like? Why do we need more social housing??


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