Posts Tagged ‘Private Rents’

Private tenants caught in a rent trap – and sinking

by Michael Meacher.

There are so many repositories of destitution and hopelessness in Britain today that adding another does not evoke the horror it should: There the million or more persons who have been ‘sanctioned’ – deprived of all their benefit income by DWP for 4 weeks for some trivial (or invented) infringement of the benefit rules, then […]

Scrap the bedroom tax, and regulate private rents

by Meric Apak.

It is not often I agree with this government. But I do on one count: the housing benefit bill is clearly out of control and must be brought down. Speaking at prime minister’s questions on 30 January 2013, David Cameron said “we are now spending as a country £23bn on housing benefit and we have […]

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