125% of new HB claimants since the election are in work!!!!!!!!!!!
At May 2010 the claimant count stood at 4,751,526 and at the latest figures for August 2013 (Yes the DWP really are that far behind!) the number of claimants is 5,042,973. So this means the number of new claimants since the election is 291,447.
Ay May 2010 the number of HB claimants in work was 650,551 and at latest figures at August 2013 there are now 1,013,819 claimants in such low pay jobs that they claim HB. The number of claimants in work since election has thus increased by 363,268.
So 363,268 new claimants in work over 291,447 new claimants in total is 124.6%!
Britain’s low pay economy anyone? Yep
Housing Benefit subsidising low pay employers? Without doubt!
Of the 291,447 new claimants a whopping 214,824 of those are in the private rented sector and so 74% of all new HB claims come from the PRS since the election.
Now 214,824 PRS claimants each receiving an average of £30 per week more in housing benefit than a social tenant is a further increase of circa £336m per year in the overall bill than it would be if these new claimants were social tenants. Anyone see reducing SRS HB in the bedroom tax is the wrong target?
Anyone still not see the bedroom tax for the political issue it is? Or anyone still not see the bedroom tax is a direct attack on social housing itself?
Excuse the layout people but this is a 5 minute blog that any numpty could see and realise what is going on….coalition MPs excluded of course!