Housing benefit reforms

The London Assembly has been hearing evidence on the impact of the welfare reforms in the capital.

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Housing benefit rises "caused by housing shortage"

The London Assembly heard today that the shortage of available homes in London is why housing benefit costs have risen. The Government is about to introduce measures to limit housing benefits.

The Assembly members heard evidence from Kate Bell from the Child Poverty Action Group and Geoff Fimister from Citizen's Advice.

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