Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Priced out

Shelter have been looking into the projected impact of the lower benefits caps - and, as you might expect, the news isn't good.

The upshot of the cuts will be that many places, particularly but not only in the south-east, will become off-limits and out of bounds to families affected. Facing the threat of eviction, they may well be forced to uproot and move significant distances, leaving friends and family behind, just to find somewhere affordable to live. A rise in homelessness looks inevitable as a result, while Child Poverty Action Group have underlined that, once again, those who will suffer the most are children.

I hope the Tories are proud of themselves. Compassionate Conservatism is definitely dead.

(Thanks to Simon for the link.)

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