Newham landlords ‘receive £2.6m in housing benefit payments’
PUBLISHED: 15:00 02 July 2012
More than 950 affordable homes were built in Newham in the most recent recorded period, according to a report.
During 2010/11, a total of £2.6million was also handed to the borough’s landlords in housing benefit.
The figures were collated by the left wing think-tank the Institute for Public Policy Research, which criticised the amount of money used in rent allowances for landlords.
A spokesman said: “The private rented sector remains largely unprofessional and insecure.
“Meanwhile, the housing benefit bill soars at over £20 billion a year, and rising. England remains one of the richest countries in the world, but it is failing properly to house its people.”
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