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Plaid Cymru concern at rent payment help claims after benefit changes

Big increases in people applying for help to pay their rent have been reported following changes to housing benefit.

Many councils in Wales received more claims for financial help in the first two months after the changes than in the entire previous year.

Plaid Cymru, which carried out the research, blamed UK government changes to housing benefit.

The UK government said it was monitoring its reforms closely.

BBC Wales political reporter Daniel Davies has more.

Concern at rent payment help claims

  • 12 Aug 2013
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