Originally posted on the void:
For new claimants the Housing Benefit caps, which place most London rents out of reach of the low waged, the unemployed, disabled people or pensioners, have now been in place for over a year. This effectively ended the safety net of the Welfare State for Londoners in the private rented sector. Under this toff Government, should you be made unemployed, or become sick or disabled, then in all probability homelessness will follow.
Street homelessness is already predictably soaring. Charities claim this is just the tip of the iceberg with thousands of young people sleeping on friend’s sofas, in hostels, squatting or living in night shelters.