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Southwark in private rent cap negotiations | News | Inside Housing

Southwark Council could be the first UK local authority to introduce a rent cap for private landlords to make their homes more affordable to benefit claimants.
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Conservative Party Conference 2011: George Osborne speech in full - Telegraph

Conservative Party Conference 2011: George Osborne speech in full - Telegraph | The Size Criteria (aka Bedroom Tax) | Scoop.it
George Osborne told Conservative Party conference: "Together we will ride out the storm". This is his speech in full.
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Time to end the 'something for nothing' culture – PM - Public Service Mobile

Time to end the 'something for nothing' culture – PM - Public Service Mobile | The Size Criteria (aka Bedroom Tax) | Scoop.it
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The myths about who is protected from the ‘bedroom tax’ | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

The myths about who is protected from the ‘bedroom tax’ | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | The Size Criteria (aka Bedroom Tax) | Scoop.it
There has been a great deal of political back-and-forth about the Government’s changes to Housing Benefit variously known as the ‘spare room subsidy’ or
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Q&A: Child benefit changes

Q&A: Child benefit changes | The Size Criteria (aka Bedroom Tax) | Scoop.it
Changes to the rules on child benefit have come into force, reducing the income of more than a million families.
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Where does the church put its money?

Where does the church put its money? | The Size Criteria (aka Bedroom Tax) | Scoop.it
The Church of England's investments are wide-ranging and complex, with billions of pounds invested in everything from woodlands and property to hedge fund schemes and big oil companies.
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Can investments ever be ethical?

Can investments ever be ethical? | The Size Criteria (aka Bedroom Tax) | Scoop.it
As the Archbishop of Canterbury admits his embarrassment that the Church of England invested indirectly in online lender Wonga, how can fund managers ensure investments are ethical?
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Benefit changes 'worse than feared'

Benefit changes 'worse than feared' | The Size Criteria (aka Bedroom Tax) | Scoop.it
The consequences of the housing benefit cut introduced in April are worse than feared, according to the National Housing Federation.
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Three-quarters of local authorities to put up council tax for poorest families

Three-quarters of local authorities to put up council tax for poorest families | The Size Criteria (aka Bedroom Tax) | Scoop.it
Bills will rise by up to £600 a year for some struggling households, according to research by thinktank
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Freud denies food bank rise and welfare reform link | News | Inside Housing

Lord David Freud has said there is ‘no evidence’ of a link between the government’s welfare reforms and the surge in the numbers of people using food banks.
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'I do not accept the bedroom tax is a tax' | Blog

The government is in danger of losing the battle of language over welfare reform, writes Colin Wiles
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Housing benefit reform 'madness'

Housing benefit reform 'madness' | The Size Criteria (aka Bedroom Tax) | Scoop.it
UK government changes to housing benefit are "complete madness", a Welsh government minister tells MPs.
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Rents must fall if more people are to come off benefits, says CIH

Rents must fall if more people are to come off benefits, says CIH | The Size Criteria (aka Bedroom Tax) | Scoop.it
The government risks never achieving its aim of getting more people off benefits unless rents fall, according to the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). Universal credit will give tenants in lower-paid work more disposable income by reducing the "poverty trap" in the current benefit system. And as a result more working tenants will receive universal credit than now receive housing benefit or tax credits.
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Better a working mother than life on state benefits | Leo McKinstry | Columnists | Comment | Daily Express

Better a working mother than life on state benefits | Leo McKinstry | Columnists | Comment | Daily Express | The Size Criteria (aka Bedroom Tax) | Scoop.it
The case of Karen Matthews is a graphic symbol of squalid chaos spawned by the benefits system.
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Labour leader Johann Lamont demands end to 'something for nothing' culture

Labour leader Johann Lamont demands end to 'something for nothing' culture | The Size Criteria (aka Bedroom Tax) | Scoop.it
Lamont: 'Idea that Scotland is land where everything is free is a lie... someone always pays in end.'
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Bedroom tax: Bristol rent arrears soar after introduction

Bedroom tax: Bristol rent arrears soar after introduction | The Size Criteria (aka Bedroom Tax) | Scoop.it
Figures released by the Labour Party say tenants in arrears in April immediately increased from 40% to 70% and have continued at this high level
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Council rehouses just 28 of 440 tenants hit by bedroom tax » Local Government » 24dash.com

Council rehouses just 28 of 440 tenants hit by bedroom tax » Local Government » 24dash.com | The Size Criteria (aka Bedroom Tax) | Scoop.it
Just 28 of 440 social housing tenants hit by the bedroom tax in Westminster have been rehoused by the council.
Rent arrears owed by families in the London borough affected by the government's controversial under-occupancy policy have increased ...
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Welby 'embarrassed' by Wonga link

Welby 'embarrassed' by Wonga link | The Size Criteria (aka Bedroom Tax) | Scoop.it
The Archbishop of Canterbury tells the BBC he is "embarrassed" and "irritated" that the Church of England invested indirectly in online lender Wonga.
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Interest rates - What religions say

Interest rates - What religions say | The Size Criteria (aka Bedroom Tax) | Scoop.it
The Archbishop of Canterbury has declared war on payday loan providers. But how do other faiths view the issue?
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Q&A: Housing benefit changes

Q&A: Housing benefit changes | The Size Criteria (aka Bedroom Tax) | Scoop.it
From April 2013, half a million housing benefit claimants will have their payments cut, because of "spare" bedrooms.
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2011 census results: how many people live in your local authority?

2011 census results: how many people live in your local authority? | The Size Criteria (aka Bedroom Tax) | Scoop.it
The Census 2011 first results are out - find out what it tells us about England and Wales today
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Disability and discrimination: the Court of Appeal upholds the rights of disabled people | Child Poverty Action Group

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Bedroom tax: Carers facing debt, eviction and food poverty | Carers UK

Bedroom tax: Carers facing debt, eviction and food poverty New Carers UK research shows Government failing to protect carers and disabled people fr...
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Applications to hardship fund surge by 300% | News | Inside Housing

English councils received more than 13,272 extra applications for an emergency hardship fund in the first month of the bedroom tax.
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