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Housing Costs: What the Abolition of Housing Benefit Will Mean 2012

Written in 2012.

This Professional Resource offers a timely look at the Government’s welfare reform agenda and highlights any variations in the implementation of the legislation between NI and GB.

The topics which will be covered include:

  • An overview of the welfare reform agenda, including changes which have already been implemented;
  • The creation of a new Universal Credit, the abolition of Housing Benefit and what it means for people who get help with their housing costs;
  • The introduction of a ‘bedroom tax’ and its impact on social rented tenants who are under-occupying their accommodation;
  • The ‘benefit cap’ and how it will affect the income household incomes.