In the pathfinder areas, the allowance is based on the rent ceilings that are used in the existing scheme and which fix the maximum amount of housing benefit
. These eligible rent ceilings are known as the Local Reference Rent (and for single people under the age of 25, the Single Room Rent).
Almost [pounds sterling]20m in housing benefit
has been overpaid on Teesside
It said the majority were women, and especially single mothers with childcare responsibilities, while people who receive disability benefits were three times more likely to need a housing benefit
is In Figures from the Department of Work and Pensions show that 525 households in the city were losing some Housing Benefit
"We have taken action to help the hundreds of thousands of people living in cramped, overcrowded accommodation and to control the spiralling housing benefit
bill, as part of the Government's long-term economic plan."
There are 97,168 households in Scotland renting private accommodation and entitled to housing benefit
"We have produced an interim report because some glaring flaws are already apparent and notwithstanding our call for the tax to be abolished, we wish to draw these faults to the Government's attention A Department for WORK and Pensions SPOKESMAN said: "Our reforms ensure that families receive housing benefit
for the number of bedrooms they need - but that taxpayers do not cover the costs of claimants' spare rooms".
Of these, 56 per cent related to new rules cutting housing benefit
for tenants in council of housing association homes, which have been described as a bedroom tax by critics.
The SSAC's assessment was published on the day ministers sought to soften criticism of the housing benefit
changes by delaying the introduction of a cap on payments for existing claimants.
The shocking findings - based on our detailed calculations - include a mother with a disabled daughter who will be left with just pounds 40 a week for food and other essentials after her housing benefit
is slashed by pounds 43 a week.
Barbara Spicer, chief executive of Plus Dane Housing, which manages 18,000 homes across Merseyside and Cheshire, spoke out after Chancellor George Osborne announced a new housing benefit
fraud and errors now costs taxpayers three times more than savings from the Bedroom Tax.