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The charity warns that there is a 70% increase in universal credit tenants in arrears.

number of Tenant On Universal credit I Rent outstanding New figures show that six months ago, in 2021, the six-month space increased by 70%, leading to renewed calls to restore benefits.

It comes after Boris Johnson. Proceed with the decision to reduce the universal credit. Despite widespread opposition from anti-poverty campaigners, more than ترقی 1,000 worth of development for low-income families last week.

Senior Conservatives, including former cabinet ministers, and opposition members of parliament. She lobbied the government to keep the payments., Which was raised at the beginning of the epidemic to help struggling families.

Using government data, Crisis said more than 190,000 low-income tenants received universal credit. England Rents were at least two or more months behind between April and May 2021 – the latest period through statistics.

The homeless charity added that this represents a 70% increase from the previous figure (114,000) from November to December 2020, warning that they were “worse than we feared”.

The organization also raised concerns about energy costs, food prices and inflation, which “will increase the fear that struggling households will be pushed further into debt and poverty.”

Crisis chief executive John Sparks said the new figures “require the government to act immediately if it is to pull millions of tenants out of their homes.”

“The cold reality of the universal credit cut is forcing people to make the impossible decision of turning on the heating, putting food on the table for their children or paying rent,” he added.

How can we expect the country to be equal when we cannot even afford basic family needs? There is still time to fix it.

“It is important that the government use the forthcoming spending review to reverse this decision and restore the پون 20 lifeline so that we can prevent struggling families from losing their homes this winter.” Anything smaller than that can be devastating. ”

The remarks came as the National Residential Land Association (NRLA) highlighted the figures and claimed that the proportion of private tenants in arrears in England had doubled to 780,000 during epidemics. Has gone

The organization said that between April and May 2021, seven percent of private tenants were in arrears – more than three percent in 2019/2020 – while an additional nine percent indicated they would lag behind in rent payments over the next 12 years. Months.

Urging Chancellor Rishi Sink to deal with the crisis, NRLA chief executive Ben Bedell said: “Landlords are being put in a difficult position. They can either shoulder the rental debt they can’t afford. Can or want to reclaim properties as a last resort.

“Without a targeted package to pay off their debts, many tenants run the risk of becoming homeless and losing their homes. They also face the risk of losing their credit score, which Access to new housing will be difficult in the future.

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