Opinion: benefit claimants being paid to move away

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

The London Borough of Brent is to hand one-off payments of £6,500 to around 150 large families on benefits to move out of the area. The move is billed as part of a £1m ‘New Start’ scheme intended to help those most hit by welfare cuts. Here Judith Barnes, partner & head of local government at international law firm DAC Beachcroft LLP, reacts to the news: This looks like the sign of things to come. Local authorities, particularly those in London, have been adopting ...

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