Housing benefit cut for 18 to 21s could ‘spell disaster’ for thousands

From Crisis:

The Government has today announced plans to restrict housing benefit for 18-21 year olds.

Responding to the announcement, Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive of Crisis, said:

“The Government’s plan to cut housing benefit for 18-21 year-olds could spell disaster for thousands of young people who cannot live with their parents. At an age when other young people are leaving home to travel, work or study, growing numbers could be facing homelessness and the terrifying prospect of roughing it on the streets.

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