Poverty

The government has cut benefits to those without children under 36 so that they are no longer eligible for sufficient Housing Benefit to pay rent on a 1 bedroom flat. They have to live in a shared house.

The BBC doesn’t mention this. It talks about a benefit cap for those getting over £26,000. There aren’t many people getting that much benefit. There are a huge and growing number of young people who are going to be made homeless by these less newsworthy cuts.

Why isn’t the BBC interested? Why doesn’t it mention this on the news story about benefits?

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