Tory/Lib Dem Coalition,  UK Politics

Housing benefit for the young under threat

Apparently David Cameron is considering axing housing benefit for under 25s because he wants workers to stop resenting people on benefits.  But what about workers who resent Cameron’s policies, or the tendentious coverage of those policies in the Daily Mail?

David Osler identifies some of the problems with this plan:

What about young people subjected to violence or sexual abuse by their parents? Or kids leaving care? Or those who have got on their bikes and moved to another town to find a job? Or the ones that get kicked out because they are LGBT or refuse to enter a forced marriage? Or those who have started a family, maybe even taken out a mortgage, and then get made redundant through no fault of their own

People under 35 have, of course, already been affected by changes to housing benefit arrangements.

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