Discretionary Housing Payments – why this quick fix won’t last long

Recent, near-constant tinkering with welfare has resulted in many people losing vital support – either by design (as with bedroom tax trying to force people to downsize) or accident (like those living in areas where rents are rising but where local housing allowance remains frozen).

Remember those who lose out are already struggling to get by and that means they are likely to struggle even more, putting them at increased risk of homelessness. Therefore, people need help to cope, either … Read more