Three quarters of housing benefit cap victims are single-parent families

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New figures reveal more than 75% had at least one child aged under five. Three quarters of victims of the Tories’ housing benefit cap are single-parent families, new figures reveal.Image result for housing benefit

Data released by the Department for Work and Pensions reveal some 53,000 households had their housing benefit capped in November. Some 39,000, 74% of the total, were single-parent families. And 76% had at least one child aged under five.

Terrie Alafat, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute for Housing, said: “Today’s figures show that the lower benefit cap continues to have a profound effect on people’s lives – while our analysis shows that many could be missing out on vital funding which is supposed to help soften the impact.

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