Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Housing benefit reforms shelved

Some good news, the Department of Work and Pensions has ditched one of James Purnell's stupid ideas:

"The government is to put on hold plans to reclaim up to £15 a week in housing benefit from about 300,000 families.

The current system allows people to keep up to £15 if they find housing at a lower rent than the level of housing allowance set by their local authority.

Since 2008, new housing benefit claimants have been entitled to get up to £15 a week back - £780 over a year.

It was a key part of the government's reform of housing benefit and was meant to encourage people on low incomes to shop around for the best deal when looking for rented accommodation."


At 9:45 am , Anonymous tim f said...

I thought they ditched this months ago?


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