A council is to give housing priority to people who have been in employment for more than two years.
A report in Inside Housing states that Westminster Council has said it wants to reward those actively seeking work while at the same time discouraging a ‘benefits culture’. Currently residents are given priority according to need including factors such as homelessness, medical needs and young children. Now the council has decided to give priority to households where the main applicant has been working under a written contract for at least two years.
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