The cuts are likely to have a dramatic effect in London in particular. The Mayor of London has said that around 9000 London households will have to leave their homes. This could mean upwards of 20,000 children will have to move, 14,000 out of their local area.
Child Poverty Action Group Chief Executive Alison Garnham said: "We have served legal proceedings on the Government to protect Britain from becoming a country where neighbourhoods that have been open to all families to live in for generations become more like a private members club.
"Housing Benefit will no longer be the national scheme it is legally meant to be once cuts redesign it as an engine of social segregation. It is not right that families living in certain areas, especially larger families, are punished and pushed aside while parts of Britain become enclaves for the privileged.
"London will be worst affected of all. The cuts will mean the social cleansing of parts of London with families being forced out of their homes and into less suitable, often poor quality and cramped housing.
"Children will be forced to move away from schools, friends, neighbourhoods and family. For some this may include moving away from another parent, most often their Dad.
"David Cameron made a clear promise before the election to make British poverty history. We didn’t expect this to mean families being told to pack up and move out of the neighbourhood their parents and grandparents lived in because of the housing market bubble the bankers created and the bankers’ bailout that hit the ordinary taxpayer."
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