Jesus group's benefit battle

Chronicle and Echo/February 2, 1995

A cash row with a local council over a housing ruling looks set to end up in high court. Rent payments to Jesus Fellowship commune members were axed by Daventry district council in the autumn of 1993. The Council's original decision has been upheld on 3 occasions. The central purse scheme in operation within the communes, mean that they are not normal tenancies and hence are treated like living with your parents. The date for the High Court appeal has yet to be set.

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