Lift the benefits cap, says IFS
The benefit cap should be lifted to ensure 36,000 working age families can access the temporary increase in welfare announced as part of the government coronavirus aid package says the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Britain's poorest tenants risk homelessness due to private rents gap
Shortfalls between private rental levels and the allowances received by Britain’s poorest tenants are putting households at risk of homelessness, according to housing charity Shelter.
Local Housing Allowance 'inadequate' for family homes, research warns
More than nine out of ten family homes for private rent are too expensive for people on housing benefit, new analysis has revealed.
Labour pledges to scrap Universal Credit
Labour has promised to replace ‘inhumane’ Universal Credit with a new social security system.