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12,000 Younger Scots Face Up To 8.6m Rent Shortfall From LHA Cap

[IMG][/IMG] Around 12,000 mainstream social tenants across Scotland aged under 35 could collectively face an annual rent affordability gap of between 5.3 million and 8.6 million when a UK Government cap on housing benefit (or the housing element of Universal Credit) for social housing tenants at Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates comes into force in April 2019. This is a key finding of new research commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Government and published today (11th October 2017). [Read Full Article]