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15 Sep 2023

Aurora T

What would it mean for you and your family, if benefits didn’t increase in line with inflation in April?

Benefits have not kept up with inflation. For instance, the increased rents for the housing benefit element, where rents have increased significantly but the local housing allowance stays the same. This is pricing those who have no choice but to rent privately into further difficulties. It is already difficult to make ends meet on benefits. We feel powerless about the decisions only the government can make. In simple terms we will be plunged into deeper poverty if benefits do not keep up with inflation, and the government does not care.

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Changing Realities (2023), Aurora T. https://changingrealities.org/e/WA5XC (15 Sep 2023)
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