Funded by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
At present, non-working households in the private rented sector (PRS) may qualify for Housing Benefit. This is set at a level reflecting the local market rents, taking an average. This leaves open the possibility that working families will have worse accommodation than those not in work.
CURS is conducting a new survey, whilst IASS is conducting secondary data analysis, principally of the Family Resources Survey (FRS).
Working with Bruce Walker and Rob Rowlands (CURS)
July 2009 - January 2010