August 2015 | YMCA Housing

Uncertain Futures – Young People’s Views on Proposed Housing Benefit Cuts

The purpose of this research by YMCA England was to better understand the potential impact of withdrawing automatic Housing Benefit entitlement could have on young people.

The government recently set out its plans to introduce measures to tackle youth unemployment and dependency on the social security system, including proposals to remove automatic Housing Benefit entitlement for 18 to 21-year-olds who are out of work and claiming Universal Credit.

‘Uncertain Futures’ is a new report that seeks to challenge some of the assumptions underpinning the argument that many young people are choosing a life on benefits and draw out […]