Despite the fact that charities like Crisis were a;ready warning in June that government attacks on Housing would have a malign effect on the poorer members of Society .
Claiming the government's own figures Cris have claimed that almost one in five of the 62,500 people in England, Scotland and Wales affected by the proposed extension of the Shared Accommodation Rate (SAR) have a disability.
From 1 January 2012, single people aged 25-34 will only be able to claim housing benefit based on the cost of a room in a shared house rather than a modest one-bed flat, bringing them into line with existing rates for people under 25. The average loss will be £41 a week.
This will force many disabled people into housing that is inappropriate for their condition, said Crisis.
And thats just the disabled
Figures shows the restriction of Local Housing Allowances - which are currently based on the median rent in an area - to the 30th percentile of private rents will affect 774,970 households across the UK, who will lose an average of £9 a week.
New limits on the amount paid according to the size of a property, including a cap of £400 a week on a four bedroom house, will affect fewer households more dramatically. A total of 21,060 will lose on average £74 per weekPeter response was that amendments were being made in the House of Lords were some changes may be made. stating that
"The political games being played by Plaid politicians on this issue do not help any of the families who have lost their home. Instead we need to concentrate putting appropriate support services into place throughout Wales and increasing the supply of affordable housing"Peters seems to be of the opinion that when his leader La Pasionaria raises an issue that the Welsh Government rightly need to look into she is providing positive and constructive opposition .Whilst any one who criticises the Con/Lib coalition disastrous policies on welfare are being opportunist.
With the LibDems facing electoral meltdown next May in the local government elections and languishing in the polls where in the next parliament, they may find they have more AMs than MPs .Can it be long before Peter decides his future lies with the Tories rather than the sinking ship that are the Liberal Democrat?
Is this why he seems to have shifted to the right recently?