Paying housing benefit to claimants

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Publication details

DatePublished - 2007
PublisherJoseph Rowntree Foundation
Place of PublicationYork
Original languageEnglish

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The UK Government has proposed that Housing Benefit (HB) should be paid to claimants rather than landlords. Critics argue that paying this will result in increased rent arrears. This study examined claimants' views and experiences of HB payment in the context of their household budgeting and attitudes to rent paying.

    Research areas

  • employment/benefits, housing

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