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    i dont know if some of you have read wider but there is now also a housing benifits cap on the same horizon..

    ”A new cap on the total amount of welfare benefits that can be claimed by people of working age will start to be introduced from 15 April 2013. The London boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Enfield and Haringey will be the first to be affected. The cap will be extended to the rest of the country by the end of September 2013.

    Most benefits are counted, including housing benefit. The limits are:

    £500 per week for families with children
    £350 per week for individuals.
    You won’t get anything above these limits, even if you’re assessed as needing more. There are some exemptions, however. For example, if you or anyone else in your household qualifies for working tax credits, the benefits cap won’t apply to you.

    Any benefits you receive that would take you above these levels will be deducted from your housing benefit. It will be up to you to make up any shortfall in your rent from the benefits intended to help with the ordinary costs of living, such as food, gas, electricity etc. ,,

    so no the private tory landlords wont be raking it in.. as the tenants will have a limited income for the first time so that work does actually pay.. after all why if your healthy of working age should you be able to claim more in cash benifits than the person working next door is likely to earn.

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