Housing costs, housing benefits and work disincentives

Janet Ford, Elaine Kempson

Recent changes in housing, social security arrangements and the labour market have led to suggestions that work disincentives are becoming more widespread and pronounced.

Qualitative research by Janet Ford of the Centre for Housing Policy (CHP), University of York, Elaine Kempson of the Policy Studies Institute and Jude England of CHP, indicates that a substantial proportion of households do not make decisions on whether to take work or remain on benefit purely on economic grounds.

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