Housing Benefit cuts for under-25s 'will make more young people homeless'

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

The Government should abandon plans to cuts Housing Benefit to under-25s or risk making more young people homeless, a report has warned. Homeless Link's 'Young & Homeless 2012' report also found that the extension of the shared accommodation rate (SAR) to those under 35 has increased the number of people competing for shared accommodation previously prioritised for the under-25s. Of the 101 councils that the charity polled, 65% reported a negative impact on the ability of young people to access...

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