Plans to cut benefits for households with unemployed youngsters slammed

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

Government plans to cut housing benefit for households that contain young job seekers have been slammed by charities. The proposals, that are are being voted on today, would see £800 a year in benefits cut from parents or guardians who house jobless under-25s. Currently the money is only cut if the young person is in employment. But homelessness charities Crisis and Shelter have warned that with over 600,000 young people unemployed, and rising housing costs forcing more to remain in the f...

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