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Benefit changes may cause evictions, says housing federation

  • 24 January 2013
  • From the section UK
Media captionFrom October, the payment will no longer be made directly to landlords but to their tenants

Here's my report about changes to housing benefit which could lead to a rise in evictions, according to the National Housing Federation (NHF).

From October, the payment will no longer be made directly to landlords but to their tenants once a month.

The NHF, which represents some of Britain's biggest landlords, said they expected rent arrears to increase by a £250m a year.