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Youth allowance proposed

October 7th 2014

Young people aged 18–21 will no longer be allowed to claim housing benefit if the Tories wins the next election, the Prime Minister has claimed.

David Cameron made the claim at the Conservative Party conference last month, reports Inside Housing, where he unveiled plans to replace JobSeekers Allowance, (JSA) with a ‘youth allowance’ set at the same level as JSA (£57.35 for those aged 16–24).

To continue receiving the allowance after six months looking for work, claimants would have to undertake daily community work, an apprenticeship or a traineeship.

The reduction of the benefits cap and the restriction on housing benefit is intended to fund the creation of three million apprenticeships over the next parliament.

Care leavers, single parents and some vulnerable people will be exempt from the reforms.


October 2014



Upfront: Books to inspire

Immigration Bill checks

English drug deaths rise

Indy Ref sparks food bank

Harry’s film cleans up

Mother of all campaigns

Bill tackles surge of revenge evictions

In Focus: Soup runs

Youth allowance proposed

Gallery alert

Mental health help for all

Shelter moves into housing

Bedroom tax eviction

Interview: John Dolan

My view: B&Bs don't care


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