Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Housing Benefit Cuts 'Risk Damaging UK's International Reputation'

Theresa May risks damaging Britain's international reputation if she fails to scrap housing benefit cuts facing the disabled, veterans and other vulnerable people, Labour has claimed. Shadow communities secretary Grahame Morris warned ministers they must go further and reverse the planned changes to supported housing scheme funding. He warned the cuts will "jeopardise the safety" of people fleeing domestic violence and also affect the elderly, people mental health difficulties and the homeless. Mr Morris said a failure to change the policy would raise serious questions about the new Government's priorities while also accusing them of "breaking the covenant with our veterans".  Read more on the Liverpool Echo website.

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