Bad enough is the debate with bedroom tax, universal credit and widespread sanctions by sadistic Job Centre Staff, more and more people in the UK will have this problem. http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/dwp-housing-benefit-will-be-sanctioned/7002330.article#.UxDc3-uwRCU Basically, if you only work part time you're probably claiming housing benefit to help with the costs of living. Now, if you work under 35 hours a week and the DWP deem that you're not looking hard enough to get into full time work, you will lose your housing benefit via a sanction. And with the problem with sanctions, it will probably happen permanently. Now people are not just being punished for not working, they're being punished for not working hard enough. I'm unemployed and very unhappy about it; I wish to be off their books as soon as, but full time work is very hard to find. Companies don't offer full time work so they don't have to offer any in work benefits like pensions and healthcare, and other companies offer zero hour contracts that offer no stability.