Parents expected to support Under 25’s housing needs

by on June 24, 2012 » Add the second comment.

According to our Prime Minister housing benefit should be scrapped for the under 25 year olds that can’t afford to rent their own home.

In plans to target the unemployed or those on low incomes it might be proposed that you should be living with your parents if you can’t afford to pay for your own rent yourselves. This might be targeting the under 25’s but also it would have an impact on the parents.

If you are parents with a son or daughter on housing benefits, how would you feel to have them back home?

Approximately 400,000 low-paid and unemployed under 25’s would be expected to live with their parents if they cannot afford market rents saving the government and taxpayers just under 2 billion pounds a year, David Cameron said in an Mail on Sunday article.

While David Cameron said there would be exemptions to any ban on housing benefits for under 25’s in special cases like domestic violence, he also argued that the current benefits system reduces the incentives for people to get into paid work.

David Cameron is quoted as saying:

“The system currently sends the signal you are better off not working, or working less. It encourages people not to work and have children, but we should help people to work and have children,”

 

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One Response to Parents expected to support Under 25’s housing needs

  • Admin Deb says:

    Lets hope we are out of a recession when this happens because yesterdays revenue figures are not very encouraging – a loss in income tax revenue and a rising benefits bill. Not going as planned for the government – but I don’t know why they appeared so shocked because even I could see that one coming!

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