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Old enough to fight for their country, but not to get housing help – Housing Benefit axed for 18-21 year olds

27 March, 20170 Comments
As the younger generation find it harder and harder to get onto the property ladder, from this weekend Housing Benefit will be axed for 18-21 year-olds. Ministers have decided to go ahead with potentially catastrophic plans to force young unemployed people to live with their parents or pay their own rent, first unveiled by Cameron and
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An open letter to the mainstream media

14 March, 20134 Comments
With the controversy around Universal Credit becoming almost explosive and as rent arrears mount up & the housing benefit monies are spent on other things (drink, drugs, pay day loans, etc – which are extremely detrimental to ALL of our communities) Landlord Referencing Services are now seeing a massive influx of landlords AND letting agents
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Benefit delay results in destitute child starving to death.

05 October, 20121 Comments
Following the death of a destitute child, who starved to death whilst in temporary accommodation, the government have been warned that it must fix flaws in its support system for successful asylum seekers. Details of the tragic circumstances surrounding the death of ‘child EG’ and the unrelated death of his mother ‘Mrs G’ surfaced in
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Dramatic rise in Tenant Alerts following the introduction of Universal Credit pilot scheme.

04 October, 20120 Comments
UPDATE > The Alert Directory is now decommissioned as the data is a duplicate of the date contained within our Tenant History Reports > Click here for full details. (link) Landlord Referencing’s latest Tenant Alert statistics reveal that the amount of accumulated rent defaults and property damages recorded in September have more than doubled compared to
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Universal Credit | Future income of housing associations at risk

11 July, 20121 Comments
A Scottish Councillor and the Chief Executive of the SFHA have voiced their concerns regarding the impending changes to the welfare system (via Universal Credit); fearing that it could leave some city housing associations struggling to survive. When the Universal Credit system goes live, in October 2013, payments will be made directly to tenants and it
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