Homelessness in Peterborough could get worse warns city council

A reduced cap on benefits which begins a week on Monday (November 7) could see more people become homeless, according to Peterborough City Council.

Saturday, 29th October 2016, 10:00 am
Updated Monday, 31st October 2016, 9:41 am
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Couples with children, or single people with children at home, will have their cap reduced from £26,0000 to £20,000 a year. If you are single and do not have children, or your children do not live with you, the cap reduces from £18,200 to £13,400 a year.

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A council spokeswoman said: “The reduced benefits cap is going to make it more difficult for households to meet their living costs. There is a possibility that households will become homeless as a result of these difficulties, but we will be working with households who approach us to ensure they are prioritising their outgoings.”