G15 calls for urgent action by the new Prime Minister to tackle the cost of living crisis
The G15, along with groups across the social housing sector, have called for urgent action by the new Prime Minister to tackle the cost of living crisis affecting many residents.
All not-for-profit housing providers that make up the G15 are increasing hardship support available for residents, as well as offering specialist advice and assistance services, in the face of the challenges facing people.
The letter, organised by the Chartered Institute of Housing, has called on Liz Truss MP to provide targeted help for people on the lowest incomes which meets the scale of the challenge. This includes:
- Bringing forward the planned uprating of social security from next April next year to this October
- Limit deductions from Universal Credit for prior overpayments/sanctions
- Remove the benefit cap and two-child limit
- Restore local housing allowance rates to at least the 30th percentile and return to annual uprating
- Prevent energy companies from forcibly switching customers to prepayment meters
- Commit to bring forward additional funding for energy efficiency measures in homes
The letter signed by over 20 signatories from across the sector reiterated our commitment to work with the new Prime Minister and the government.
A copy of the letter can be viewed here.
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