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Terraced_housing_in_Lea_Road%2C_Wolverhampton_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1735604.jpg?profile=RESIZE_710xMany low-income households have to sacrifice spending on food and clothes to pay rent

Benefit cuts mean Britain’s poorest private tenants are having to find an average of £113 a month to meet a shortfall between their housing benefit payments and their rent, putting many at risk of poverty and homelessness.

Official data obtained by housing charity Shelter found that London renters on full benefits faced the widest rent gap in cash terms, needing to find an average of £211.94 a month, followed by £139.66 in the east of England and £138.23 in the south-east of England.

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The Guardian

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