Cap on Universal Credit ‘to hit 133,000 London households’

 

An estimated 133,000 households in London will be unable to afford their rent if proposed changes to the welfare system go ahead, according to new research.

A report commissioned by London Councils claims the changes are likely to significantly impact on households in London, because the Government’s policy "takes no account of higher housing costs in the capital".

The benefit cap planned by the Government is expected to limit the total amount that workless households will be able to receive in benefits to £350 a week for a single person and £500 for all others. It is part of the Welfare Reform Bill which will see the implementation of a single payment known as the Universal Credit (UC).

Cap on Universal Credit ‘to hit 133,000 London households’ » Housing » 24dash.com

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