Douglas Alexander MP, Labour's Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, said ahead of the debate on Housing Benefit in Parliament tomorrow:.
"We are in favour of housing benefit reform but against rushing through changes in a way which risks increased costs and higher homelessness
Caroline Flint MP, Labour's Shadow Communities and Local Government Secretary, said:
"Labour is in favour of reforming Housing Benefit. But it must be the right sort of reform. We’ll work with the government, but not on the basis of rushed changes and easy headlines.
When will they realise that the problem isn't housing benefit but the extortionate rents charged by landlords?
Cap the rents and the HB bill goes down. Simple as that.