What's the benefit?

What's+the-benefit?

Inside Housing launched this campaign back in 2010 to find a fairer way to reduce the £21 billion housing benefit bill than the proposals to cut housing benefit.

The government announced in the Budget of 2010 it was to make a range of cuts to housing benefit, including setting Local Housing Allowance rates at the 30th percentile of local rents.

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History repeating

26/04/2013

The impact of welfare reform on social housing tenants will depend on where they live. Keith Cooper investigates if the localisation of the welfare system marks a return to the 19th century poor law

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Tenants on direct payment pilots pay rent on time

17/08/2012 | By Carl Brown

The majority of tenants of two landlords taking part in direct payment pilot projects have made their first rent payments on time.

Publicising discretionary hardship fund criticised

17/08/2012 | By Carl Brown

A call on councils to more aggressively promote a hardship fund by the Department for Work and Pensions has been criticised.

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Disappointment at homelessness strategy

16/08/2012 | By Emily Twinch

Homelessness organisations have expressed disappointment at the long-awaited government strategy for preventing homelessness.

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Landlord urges tenants to use 'jam jar' accounts

15/08/2012 | By Tom Lloyd

A west midlands landlord is encouraging tenants to set up ‘jam jar’ accounts with a local credit union to help them manage their finances once welfare reforms come into force.

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