Child Poverty Action Group mounts legal challenge to welfare reform

Government's proposed caps to housing benefit would purge parts of UK of welfare claimants, say lawyers.

From April, claimants will no longer be able to claim for homes with more than four bedrooms, irrespective of family size, and there will be maximum limits on housing benefits. The government has said weekly payments cannot exceed £250 for a one bedroom flat, with a maximum £400 for a four bedroom house.

Such changes, say campaigners, will trigger a forced migration of thousands of families – most immediately from central London but thereafter in the rest of the south, as rental prices outstrip the housing subsidy available.

Ethnic cleansing 21st century style.

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