Theresa May has decided to ditch her government’s plan to cap housing benefit for people in social housing.
The government had intended to impose new limits on housing benefit in the social housing – in line with a cap already faced by tenants in the private sector – from April 2019.
But May said that ministers “will not apply the Local Housing Allowance cap to supported housing…Indeed we will not be implementing it in the wider social rented sector.”
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The U-turn was welcomed by Labour, the Lib Dems and leading housing groups.