Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Liberal Democrats proved right on unallocated rooms benefit cut

As noted here, Liberal Democrat Conference last year called for both a report on the effect of the cut in housing benefit to occupants of social housing and an immediate suspension of the policy. The government commissioned the first but ignored the latter, with the malign effects shown in the interim report published today.

On a day when a government reshuffle dominated the headlines, the conflict in Palestine escalated,  women celebrated the Church of England finally coming in line with normal employment policy and the carnage on the Moscow metro hardly got a mention, it is not surprising that the report has made little impact so far. Prime Minister's Questions tomorrow should be interesting.

The pdf of the full Ipsos/MORI report is here.

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