Work and Pensions Select Committee Inquiry into Child Poverty
Work and Pensions Select COmmittee Inquiry into Child Poverty
This briefing summarises Shelter's position on the following aspects of Government's reform agenda for housing benefit:
local housing allowances (LHAs)
extending LHAs to the social sector
removing the option for tenants renting privately to have their benefit paid direct to their landlord
The briefing also considers:
the benefits of introducing a housing tax credit
issues concerning the payment of housing benefit to those living in TA.
This submission followed up Shelter's oral evidence session in December 2003.