Mark Rogers, chief executive of Circle Housing, said 20 per cent of its tenants who were hit by the bedroom tax, and 40 per cent of those hit by the overall benefit cap, were no longer affected by the changes.
For the first time we are seeing a link between investment in key services and changes in customer behaviour,' Mr Rogers
The number of tenants paying their rent despite the benefit changes also increased - with 9 per cent of those hit by the bedroom tax failing to make up the reduction in benefit in December, compared with 25 per cent in the summer.
However, Mr Rogers
said this might be 'stocking up problems for the future'.
'Anecdotally we know people are paying by going to food banks, using up the last of their savings, borrowing from their parents, or working under the radar of the economy.
We are keeping an eye on that, because it could be stocking up problems for the future,' he
If Mr Rogers
was really worried about the future he
would make representations to Government about welfare reforms,speculating on how tenants are making up the shortfall is pointless especially when he
suggests that "Working under the Radar" could be occurring and that his
organisation is keeping an eye on it .
erhaps these easily identified Tenants could be asked to keep a diary and let his
organisation share it in case they have means which he
has no control over!Next we'll have corner shops refusing to serve people if they can't prove how they got their money