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Benefit critics 'talk rubbish'

The Chancellor George Osborne has hit out at critics of the Government's benefits reform, accusing them of talking "ill-informed rubbish".

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Charity: Welfare cuts will increase homelessness

The government’s welfare reforms will mean queues at food banks getting longer and homelessness increasing, according to charity Crisis.

The organisation hits out at the so-called “bedroom tax”, the new council tax system and the replacement of disability living allowance with a personal independence payment.

Our poorest households face a bleak April as they struggle to budget for all these cuts coming at once. People are already cutting back on the essentials of food and heating but there is only so much they can do.

The result will be misery - cold rooms, longer queues at food banks, broken families, missed rent payments and yet more people facing homelessness - devastating for those directly affected, but bad for us all.

– Crisis chief executive Leslie Morphy

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