Paying housing benefit to claimants

A Irvine, P. A Kemp, K Nice

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


The UK Government has proposed that Housing Benefit (HB) should be paid to claimants rather than landlords. Critics argue that paying this will result in increased rent arrears. This study examined claimants' views and experiences of HB payment in the context of their household budgeting and attitudes to rent paying.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationYork
PublisherJoseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • employment/benefits
  • housing


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