Response: Social Security Advisory Committee: Housing Benefit regulations

By: Kate Webb
Published: June 2011

Shelter's response to the Social Security Advisory Committee consultation - Housing Benefit Amendment Regulations 2011

Shelter does not consider that the arguments to support this move outweigh the likely negative impact on a large number of claimants and we urge the Social Security Advisory Committee to recommend that the reform does not go ahead. If Government continues with this policy we urge Ministers to extend the safeguards for vulnerable groups and to review the impact at the end of the spending review period.