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Council to prioritise homes for employed people

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 in News, Residential

Alex Wellman of Inside Housing reports that Westminster Council is to give housing priority to people who have been in employment for more than two years, as 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. People on temporary contracts will have to prove they have been employed continuously for the same time with no more than one month’s gap between contracts. People who have been seeking work for the same period of time will also be eligible for extra points, if they have been engaged with the council’s homelessness employment learning project.

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