Housing Benefits (18 to 21-Year-Olds)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:39 pm on 7th March 2017.

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Photo of Nick Thomas-Symonds Nick Thomas-Symonds Shadow Solicitor General 12:39 pm, 7th March 2017

I have come across many reasons that 18 to 21-year-olds have left home, but I have never seen claiming housing benefit as an incentive. Given the long list of exemptions, would it not just be easier for the Minister to scrap the policy altogether?