Monday, 24 December 2012
On The Move
24 December 2012
Young claimants shut out of private rented sector
"Leslie Morphy, chief executive of Crisis, said: ‘This snapshot of a typical rental search for a single person builds a picture of desperate shortage, particularly for those restricted to lower housing benefit levels, and shows that landlords are reluctant to take on benefits claimants.’"
No room available: study of the availability of shared accommodation (Crisis)
"Ben Sanders and Lígia Teixeira."
Saturday 22 December 2012
UK needs more houses not higher benefits, thinktank says
"Raising housing benefit is an expensive fix that fails to tackle the problem of high house prices and rents, says Institute of Economic Affairs."
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 09:37 GMT
Expensive transport costs hit job seekers
"Transport costs are becoming a big hindrance to young people trying to get a job, according to new research from the Work Foundation. The research concluded that 20% of young people are finding transport costs a big hindrance to find employment or continue with education or training. This is especially true for those living in rural areas, the report said."
Tuesday 25 December 2012
Landlords fear introduction of Universal Credit
"Of the 500 landlords surveyed in the National Landlords Association’s latest Quarterly Landlords Panel, 96 per cent are concerned over problems with the introduction of Universal Credit.
This is clearly linked to the two leading priorities cited for 2013, arrears avoidance (64%) and minimising voids (56%).
Universal Credit will replace the current benefit system in April 2013. Under the new system, most benefits, including Local Housing Allowance (LHA), will be rolled into one monthly payment. In addition, direct payments of LHA to the landlord will cease."