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housing benefit

(Social Welfare) social welfare (in Britain) a payment made by a local authority in the form of a rent rebate to a council tenant or a rent allowance to a private tenant
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(haus) plural houses (ˈhauziz) noun
1. a building in which people, especially a single family, live. Houses have been built on the outskirts of the town for the workers in the new industrial estate.
2. a place or building used for a particular purpose. a hen-house; a public house.
3. a theatre, or the audience in a theatre. There was a full house for the first night of the play.
4. a family, usually important or noble, including its ancestors and descendants. the house of David.
(hauz) verb
1. to provide with a house, accommodation or shelter. All these people will have to be housed; The animals are housed in the barn.
2. to store or keep somewhere. The electric generator is housed in the garage.
ˈhousing (-ziŋ) noun
1. houses. These flats will provide housing for the immigrants.
2. the hard cover round a machine etc.
ˈhousing benefit noun
a payment given by a government to people who are entitled to it according to certain criteria (eg poverty) when they buy or rent a house, an apartment etc.
house agent (American ˈreal-estate agent)
a person who arranges the sale or letting of houses.
house arrest
a type of arrest in which a person is not allowed to leave his own house. He was kept under house arrest.
ˈhouseboat noun
a type of boat, usually with a flat bottom, which is built to be lived in.
ˈhousebreaker noun
a person who breaks into a house in order to steal.
ˈhousebreaking noun
ˈhouse-fly noun
the common fly, found throughout the world.
ˈhousehold noun
the people who live together in a house, including their servants. How many people are there in this household?
ˈhouseholder noun
the person who owns a house or pays the rent for it.
household word
something which is well-known to everyone. His name is a household word throughout the country.
ˈhousekeeper noun
a person, usually a woman, who is paid to look after the management of a house.
ˈhousekeeping noun
the management of a house.
ˈhouseman noun
a recently qualified doctor who is living in a hospital while working there to complete his training.
ˈhousetrain verb
to train (a dog, cat etc) to be clean inside the house.
ˈhouse-warming noun
a party given after moving into a new house.
a house-warming party.
ˈhousewife nounplural ˈhousewives
a woman who looks after her house, her husband and her family, and who usually does not have a job outside the home.
ˈhousework noun
the work of keeping a house clean and tidy. My mother has a woman to help her with the housework.
like a house on fire
1. very well. The two children got on with each other like a house on fire.
2. very quickly. I'm getting through this job like a house on fire.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Third, housing benefit is withdrawn at a very high rate (65% of net income) compared with most other countries (Kemp, 1994; Ditch et al, 2001; Bradshaw and Finch, 2002; Stephens et al, 2002).
sing f It means the proportion of people who do not claim their housing benefit is on the rise.
Five of England's leading letting agents are discriminating against tenants on housing benefit, a report has claimed.
The data shows 9% of all housing benefit claimants in the West Midlands have faced a reduction because of the measure - although the proportion affected is even higher in some parts of our region.
MORE than 500 families in Coventry have been hit by the Government's housing benefit cap with a fivefold increase in the number of households in the city losing out.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson claimed the poor were being "bludgeoned" by the policy of cutting housing benefit if claimants are deemed to have rooms going spare.
HOUSING benefit is costing more despite the Bedroom Tax, it is claimed.
New figures show 2,334 Brummies had their housing benefit cut by a quarter after the so-called bedroom tax was brought in.
ACOMMONS inquiry has backed warnings from Newcastle City Council that cuts to housing benefit are causing hardship for families with children and disabled people - while failing to free up housing stock.
THERE have been changes to Housing Benefit so that working-age people living in social housing now receive Housing Benefit based on the number of people in their household and the size of their accommodation.
BRITAIN'S richest MP said yesterday he had no idea how much his PS110million family estate got in housing benefit for tenants struggling to pay their rent.

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