No surprise with the Daily Mail article but you would think the National Housing Federation would get it right wouldnt you?
In a news release yesterday with the main thrust being that 200,000 more people are at risk of homelessness - a point many see - they said the following:
"An unemployed, single and childless person in London, with a weekly rent bill of £350, would see their Housing Benefit cut by £35."
Given that the cap has been set at £280 the 10% cut is irrelevant as the HB / LHA would go down by £70 which they would struggle to pay out of their £65 pw JSA!!
[Is the 10% JSA cut on top of this does anyone know by the way?]
Apart from getting this completely wrong which is bad enough for the NHF, its hardly a good example to highlight is it? Does Osborne or IDS's former spin doctor work there by any chance?