Parental Responsi...
Follow
Find tag "Housing"
4.1K views | +0 today
Parental Responsibility
Parental Responsibility affords the legal right to take decisions about such things as your children’s education, medical matters and religion.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Ngozi Odochi (Godwell) Nwokocha
Scoop.it!

'Bedroom tax' does not breach disabled tenants' human rights, rules High Court

'Bedroom tax' does not breach disabled tenants' human rights, rules High Court | Parental Responsibility | Scoop.it
A legal attempt to block the Government’s so-called “bedroom tax” was thrown out by the High Court today.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ngozi Odochi (Godwell) Nwokocha
Scoop.it!

Housing benefit: 'Homes will have to be handed to the private sector'

Housing benefit: 'Homes will have to be handed to the private sector' | Parental Responsibility | Scoop.it

Notting Hill Housing faces an end to 700 tenancies when the housing benefit cap hits London households.

 

Many people argue that the housing benefit bill is too high and that those needing support to find and sustain a home should not be housed in the most valuable properties in central London.

 

Notting Hill Housing provides 2,500 leased homes in London for homeless households and the rapid introduction of benefit caps for existing tenants will have profound and unfortunate effects for our tenants.

 

More children taken into care?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ngozi Odochi (Godwell) Nwokocha
Scoop.it!

Backlash begins over 'bedroom tax' as MPs stand firm

Backlash begins over 'bedroom tax' as MPs stand firm | Parental Responsibility | Scoop.it

Chancellor George Osborne and Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith dismissed criticism that they said made the shake-up sound like “the beginning of the end of the world”.

 

They launched a fightback as 660,000 social housing tenants with a spare room began to lose an average £14 a week in what critics have dubbed a bedroom tax.

 

It is part of a package of welfare and tax changes coming into force this month which critics claim will hit poor families and the disabled especially hard.

 

Changes to council tax benefit will see bills for an estimated 2.4 million households rise an average £138 a year with two million paying for the first time, an anti-poverty group said.

 

The system has been handed to town halls to operate from today.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ngozi Odochi (Godwell) Nwokocha
Scoop.it!

The poll tax is back from the dead – it's Cameron localism

The poll tax is back from the dead – it's Cameron localism | Parental Responsibility | Scoop.it

Polly Toynbee: The council tax benefit 'reform' is yet another example of the axe being devolved – and of the poorest being hit hardest.

more...
No comment yet.