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Housing benefit plans "a huge blow" for young people

The Chancellor says the Government must find "greater savings in the welfare bill". Photo: PA Wire

The charity Shelter has described plans to cut housing benefit to those under the age of 25 as a "huge blow".

Removing such a vital source of support will be a huge blow for young people struggling to set themselves up in life.

– Campbell Robb, Shelter

How can we justify giving flats to young people who have never worked, when working people twice their age are still living with their parents because they can’t afford their first home?

– George Osborne MP, Chancellor

But Martin Vickers, the Conservative MP for Cleethorpes told Calendar "hard decisions have to be taken".

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