Landlords 'deeply concerned' over new benefit caps

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Published by 24publishing for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Local Government

While welcoming plans to drop the scrapping of housing benefit for the under 25s, housing associations are "deeply concerned" around proposals to cap working age benefit increases at 1% for the next three years, as announced by chancellor George Osborne yesterday. According to the Autumn Statement document the below inflation rise will apply to Jobseeker’s Allowance; Employment and Support Allowance; Income Support; applicable amounts for Housing Benefit; Maternity Allowance; Statutory Sick Pay;...

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