Friday, September 20, 2013

Archbishop Welby warns about 'large-scale' rent arrears

From The BBC-

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has warned about the possibility of "large-scale" and "growing" rent arrears.

In a speech in Birmingham, he also said that "vast increases in fuel costs" were squeezing people's incomes.

The Archbishop was speaking at the annual conference of the National Housing Federation (NHF).

Earlier this week, the NHF said that more than half of council tenants had been unable to keep up with their rent.

It blamed the changes in housing benefit, described by the government as the end to the spare room subsidy, and by critics as "the bedroom tax".

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