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Monday, February 20, 2012

NI speculates on Housing Benefit changes

Northern Ireland focused speculation on the effects of the changes to housing benefit on those between the age of 24 and 35 who will see sharp cuts over the coming months.

Unemployed Eamonn Brown expects to be forced out of his flat when his £80 a week housing benefit is cut under the new plans.

The government hopes that the cuts will push private landlords to drop rents.

This might be wishful thinking on behalf of the Government but in areas of high social housing  landlords may find they are forced to take what the Government is prepared to give them.

What do you think?

Read more here in this BEEB articlce

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