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A new analysis shows how government policy led to thousands more overcrowded households in the years ahead of the pandemic.
Record numbers of people are in work but the number of those in employment and in poverty is also rising.
A survey of food bank users found nearly 60% couldn’t afford to adequately heat their homes.
The government has had to rethink its roll-out of Universal Credit – but small tweaks to the system won’t prevent people on housing benefit from being evicted.
Tenants on benefits are left with few options.
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Administrative errors and negative stereotypes lead landlords to discriminate against people on housing benefit.
Struggling to make ends meet.
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It was meant to provide a more streamlined and coherent system – but it isn’t working.
The government has rejected calls for the rollout of the one-stop benefit to be paused.
The rollout of the new benefit system will not be paused – but it is causing real hardship.
As the housing affordability gap for the poorest widens, it takes its toll on mental health.
Research shows that when the government cuts housing benefit, it harms the mental health of those affected.
High rents and benefits restrictions have led to spiralling costs when it comes to housing London’s homeless.
A budget without bite for tackling a shortfall of homes.
The budget contained some major housing reforms, but the chancellor had no answer to the sector’s number-one problem.
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