Thursday, 4 November 2010

Housing Benefit: is it already happening..?

MJ (the Management Journal of Local Authority Business) has an interesting story about the effects of the cuts to housing benfit. It seems that there may already be a movement of homeless familes away from more expensive boroughs.

Claire Kober, leader of Haringey council, says that they have already seen a rise in vulnerable families and children, with some families subject to child protection orders arriving in temporary accommodation from other areas.

She says;
"decent advice is advising people to anticipate the changes, and that's why we are starting to see some of the increase...the net flow is unprecedented..." 
No doubt council leaders in Westminster and Chelsea will be rubbing their hands...

1 comment:

  1. Soon only people who went to Eton, Harrow, Winchester, Westminster, or Rugby will be able to live there.

    Imagine an area where everyone has at least some sort of title.

    Just imagine too the pickings on the night of state banquets at Windsor. Burglars' charter.