What is this government doing?

22 Dec

Is a question I find myself asking several times a day. Today I received a letter from ‘Broadway’ – a London based homeless charity – advising me on changes to my housing benefit. They sound like a fantastic charity and I appreciated their letter, but surely when government (housing??) policy, in this case the ‘Shared Accomodation Rate’ (which restricts the amount of housing benefit a person under 35 can claim to cover their rent in the private sector), sees the benefit claimant receive a letter from a homeless charity – surely this is the sign of bad housing policy?

Furthermore, this policy targets the under 35s – what have we done? Is this not age discrimination?


One Response to “What is this government doing?”

  1. izzykoksal December 22, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

    Crisis have actually campaigned on this issue – more info here http://www.crisis.org.uk/pages/srr.html

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