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Archive for February 28th, 2012

Government housing welfare reform is going to hit Tower Hamlets hard. Research by London Councils indicates that around 20% of workless families (around 6,000 households) in our borough will find their rent unaffordable if the Universal Cap is implemented. Tower Hamlets is one of the four Boroughs which will feel the greatest effect.

To discuss the implications of new government measures, and what we can do to mitigate their impact, I will be taking part in The Impact of Welfare Reform on Housing Congress which is being held from 6.30pm this evening at Tarling East Community Centre, 63 Martha Street , London E1 2PA . Other speakers include Alison Graham, Chief Executive Child Poverty Action Group and Philip Clifford, Policy & Project Manager, London Councils. Maybe see you there…

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