Work and Pensions Select Committee Inquiry into Child Poverty

By: Patrick South
Published: January 2004

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.