'Thousands will be forced out of London by welfare reforms'

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Communities, Local Government

New research examining the effects of April 2013's welfare reforms concludes that councils will be forced to send thousands of families outside of London. The report, carried out by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and Lasa, a welfare rights charity, found that government impact assessments are predicting that 124,480 London households will be affected by cuts to the Local Housing Allowance, the introduction of the benefit cap and under occupation penalties. Based on interviews with council off...

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