Housing benefit cut defended as Yorkshire MP brands change “cruel”

 PLANS to stop young adults from claiming housing benefit were branded “cruel and counterproductive” by a shadow minister today,

Wentworth and Dearne MP John Healey criticised the Government’s failure to analyse whether impact the move to cut housing benefit for those aged less than 22 would increase homelessness.

The Shadow Housing Secretary pointed to claims from the Centrepoint charity that the measure would put 9,000 young people at risk of homelessness.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/housing-benefit-cut-defended-as-yorkshire-mp-brands-change-cruel-1-8426061

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2 Responses to Housing benefit cut defended as Yorkshire MP brands change “cruel”

  1. trambuster says:

    Tories protestations of not being the nasty party never had any credence anyway – er, even less now!!

  2. Anonymous 4 says:

    er…it’s really a great idea to give youngsters no reason to strive….just give them + £ 400 pm for somewhere to live…why not start another benefit family. …. somebody else will pay…after all we’ve plenty of spare money….what a joke

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