Category Information & Stats

What our social landlords are saying…

We’ve had a look at the messages Brent social landlords are putting out around the bedroom tax and other benefit changes and linked to them below. If you’re a social landlord or council tenant and you have received a notification you’re willing to share, please email us at – We’re interested in finding out […]

Harlesden/Stonebridge/Kensal Green Brent Connects meeting

The next forum will take place on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 at All Souls Church, Station Road Harlesden NW10 4UJ, starting at 7pm prompt. The main agenda item is discussions on ‘Impact of the government’s radical overhaul of benefits on local residents’. Panellists are: Cllr Bobby Thomas – Chair Jacky Peacock OBE – Brent Private […]

Brent Housing Action flyers

We’ve produced a little flyer that you can download and print to tell your neighbours about the bedroom tax and the Brent campaign against it. You can download it below… bedroom tax print flyer  – this gives some info about BHA and some basic info about who the bedroom tax will and wont affect (this […]

Proposed Brent Discretionary Housing Payment Scheme 2013/14

Brent published this report back in December – it outlines the categories of household which will be eligible for ‘discretionary payments’ in either the short or long term to help them sustain their housing in the face of benefits cuts and breaks down how Brent thinks it will spend the funds. The report suggests that […]

Universal Credit: The Facts

Universal Credit is being launched in October 2013, alongside a plan to introduce a cap, or ceiling, on the total amount of benefit that can be claimed so that workless households should no longer receive more in benefits than the average earnings of working households, or ‘than what they could reasonably expect to earn from working’. A ‘household’ is defined […]

Introducing the ‘Occupied Bedroom Tax’…

Crisis are spreading awareness of a new threat – being termed the ‘occupied bedroom tax’ – due for introduction in October 2013. At the moment, if you are receiving Housing Benefit and have another adult ‘non-dependent’ living in your house, a certain amount is deducted from your HB each week to reflect the fact that they […]