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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics
 

Research commissioned by government following housing benefit reforms finds increase in tenants self-selecting to downsize, but the areas hardest hit by reform are those least equipped with appropriate housing stock. Researchers found households increasingly cutting back on essentials such as food and heating to make up benefits shortfall.

See more at: https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/areas-of-britain-most-affected-by-bedroom-tax-are-hardest-to-downsize-in-research-finds#sthash.uqd0WYwQ.dpuf