A Government Equality Analysis has revealed that some of the UK’s poorest pensioners could be forced from their homes due to George Osborne’s Benefit Uprating measures which will cap Local Housing Allowance (LHA) increases at 1%.
Disabled people, and those with children, are also likely to be affected and could find themselves forced to move the analysis warns.
Osborne announced in his Autumn statement last year that for the next two years almost all benefit increases will be capped at 1% no matter what happens to inflation. With food, fuel and travel costs soaring this will place huge pressure on those who are already facing a desperate struggle for survival due to the raft of other vicious cuts to social security.
Up until now pensioners have been largely excluded from the savage cuts and rightly so. The Equality Analysis reveals however that those over 65 living in private rented accommodation…
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