Saturday, 4 March 2017

The Independent: Homelessness expected to rise further as Government scraps housing benefit for young people

The Independent: Homelessness expected to rise further as Government scraps housing benefit for young people


More jobless youngers could be made to live on the streets as the Government moves ahead with plans to end housing support payments for under-21s.

The cut, which will apply to new Universal Credit claims made after April 1, was first announced by David Cameron and included in the Conservatives’ 2015 manifesto.

Despite calls by homelessness charities for Theresa May to break with her predecessor drop the policy, on Friday officials published secondary legislation to go ahead with the plans, while most MPs were at home in their constituencies.


I suspect this policy will end up getting reversed as more young people end up on the streets. Town centres full of eighteen year old girls begging are not going to make voters comfortable.

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