Nationally 88,000 people are at risk of being made homeless because of a cut to housing benefit.
In West Sussex, single people aged 25 to 34 will see their benefit slashed as they are forced on to the lower ‘shared accommodation rate’ of housing benefit.
Accommodation at this rate is frequently inappropriate, unavailable and unaffordable.
It is clear a cut of this size will cause huge problems for people who are already struggling.
I am deeply concerned this will lead to more homelessness in West Sussex and elsewhere.
I very much hope our elected representatives will be vigorous in challenging the government about this potentially-disastrous measure.