The rate varies according to the average of local rents in different areas of the country.
Commenting on the announcement on Monday (28th March 2011) by Pensions Minister Steve Webb, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
‘This reform runs the risk of increasing homelessness among young people as many will have their benefit entitlement significantly reduced.
‘There is almost no chance that all of these people will be able to find alternative accommodation at affordable rents.
‘With unemployment still rising and the housing crisis deepening, the government seems intent on piling on the financial pain for young adults.’
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