Response - Housing Benefit Reform

By: Jenny Neuburger  Published: January 2003


Shelter's response in January 2003 to the Government's 'Building choice & responsibility: a radical agenda for Housing Benefit' reform stated our support for the objectives of creating a simpler and more transparent housing benefit system.

Summary

In 'Building choice & responsibility: a radical agenda for Housing Benefit' the Government set out its agenda for reform for the housing benefit system. In (January 2003) we stated our support for the objectives of creating a simpler and more transparent housing benefit system and increasing choice for housing benefit claimants. 

The response set out Shelter's key concerns and recommendations on:

  • the design and implementation of the Pathfinder areas, where the new approach will be piloted
  • the key outcomes that should be monitored
  • other unresolved issues for future reform.

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