650 young Lewisham residents could be hit by housing benefit cuts

The vastly-improved-since-it-became-free Evening Standard reports that 12,000 young people in London risk losing their homes due to cuts in housing benefits, according to housing charity Crisis. Lewisham is in the top ten boroughs likely to be hit, with 650 people expected to be affected. The paper explains:

Official figures show that single people aged between 25 and 35 will lose as much as £116 per week.

Claimants will only be given enough to rent a room instead of a one-bedroom flat now, bringing them into line with the under-25s.