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Campaigners raise housing concerns
8:45am Wednesday 30th May 2012 in News
A YORK MP has received a petition criticising changes to housing benefits when York is considered to be the most expensive city in Yorkshire and the Humberside.
The York Welfare Campaign group collected 500 signatures on the petition, which has been handed to York Central Labour MP Hugh Bayley.
The petition says Government changes to the housing benefit system mean many people in York are unable to pay their rents.
A report published by Shelter last October showed York to be the most unaffordable city in the Yorkshire and Humber region for private rents.
Mr Bayley said he agreed with the campaign group, adding: “York needs to be treated as a special case for the calculation of housing benefits.”