Since the first of April this year when housing benefits were reduced, a reported one in three tenants in social housing have fallen into arrears on their rent.
Mrs Chelsea Flatley of Rotherham told a reporter "It aint fair, just because I got 2 unused bedrooms shouldn't mean I don't get less benefits! I mean, when my daughters Alicia and Symphony get older and take over the house, they will probably need the rooms! At the moment we got one of the spare rooms as an entertainments room init, where we have the PC, games consoles, 50 inch TV and Sky all set up, and that's where my boyfriend watches football on one of the many Sky Sports channels. The other is just a spare bedroom, and certainly not being used for my eBay business, that I don't run, ahem.."
Other tenants suffering have also bemoaned the drop in benefits, claiming it is to blame for depression brought on by not being able to afford regular nights out on the town, as per their human rights.
A senior official has expressed a need to let things settle down thought before the report is properly analysed, claiming that during the summer many tenants many just have fallen behind on their rent due to being away on holidays.