Tougher powers needed to tackle rogue landlords

The availability and the quality of housing is a key issue for many on low incomes - this is an important local factor to consider when assessing the wider impacts of welfare reform.

Four in five councils facing ‘increasing demand' for welfare reform support

Numbers of people turning to councils for help to cope with meeting the cost of welfare changes for housing are "greatly" increasing, a survey of local authorities published today shows.