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18 November 2022

Jo Carter, interim CEO of Glass Door, responds to the measures announced in the Autumn Statement: 

"In the Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced that benefits as well as the benefit cap will raise in line with inflation next April, which will come as a relief for many. Extra payments to support the most vulnerable households with the cost-of-living crisis are also welcome, but these measures do not go far enough.  

As we enter winter, we know many people will struggle to make ends meet. At Glass Door, we are already seeing an increased number of  people turning to us in desperate need for support. People who are having to make a decision whether to buy food or pay rent.   

Local Housing Allowance remains frozen at 2020 levels, but rents are skyrocketing. Not tackling the issues linked with the price of rents in the private rented sector will continue to push people into destitution and homelessness."