MPs in warning over housing benefit cut risk
The government will need to react quickly if a benefit cut for social housing tenants leads to rises in rent arrears and homelessness, a group of MPs is warning.
From 1 April, changes to housing benefit affecting working-age social housing tenants deemed to have spare bedrooms will mean a 14% cut for those with one extra room and of 25% for those with two or more.
Public Accounts Committee chair Margaret Hodge said the move could have a "severe impact" on low-income families.
Stephen Robb reports.
26 Mar 2013
- From the section UK