News – July 2013

Housing benefit cut

Bedroom tax ruling ‘devastating news’ for disabled families 

30 Jul 2013

Today’s High Court dismissal of a legal challenge to the ‘bedroom tax’ will increase the risk of homelessness for disabled families and those with vulnerable children, Shelter is warning.

Mum and dad

First-time buyers rely on Bank of Mum and Dad for £2 billion a year 

24 Jul 2013

Parents are paying out £2 billion every year to help their children get on the housing ladder, as more and more young people are priced out of a home of their own.

Kevin Bridges suit

Celebrities auction off fashion favourites for Shelter 

23 Jul 2013

Top celebrities including Olly Murs, Melanie C, Alan Carr and Plan B have raided their wardrobes to donate some of their fashion favourites for Shelter’s online auction.

Mother with her partner and two young children

‘Generation rent’ families double in 10 years 

01 Jul 2013

The number of families renting their home has doubled over the past ten years, as more and more people are priced out of home ownership.

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