UK 3 July 2011 Cameron caught out on housing benefit As usual, the Prime Minister gets the facts wrong on a complex and sensitive issue. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML Source: Getty Images If we are prepared to pay-as we are-£20,000 in housing benefit, there is no reason why anyone should be left without a home. - David Cameron speaking at Prime Minister's Questions, 27 October 2010 Our modelling indicates that we could see an additional 20,000 homelessness acceptances as a result of the total benefit cap. This on top of the of the 20,000 additional acceptances already anticipated as a result of other changes to Housing Benefit. - Letter to the prime minister from the office of Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, leaked to the Observer. For further reading, see Tom Clark's June 2011 piece: £26,000? The truly nasty cap fits. › There’s more to the Facebook generation than the odd poke, writes Laurie Penny Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Let's talk about Daniel Hannan, Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler To the Commonwealth, "Global Britain" sounds like nostalgia for something else Is defeat in Stoke the beginning of the end for Paul Nuttall?