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Welfare Reform via Universal Credit | New helpline for landlords launches

29 August, 20171 Comments
The Department for Work and Pensions has recently introduced a new helpline for landlords whose Universal Credit tenants will not communicate with them. Private landlords who find themselves unable to obtain the tenants co-operation to get DWP to supply information when it comes to enquiries about major payments, e.g. a direct payments to the landlord,
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First Ever Universal Credit fraud and error stats released

24 May, 20160 Comments
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published its first annual fraud and error findings for its Universal Credit (UC) welfare reform programme, as part of a wider benefit system report for the 2015/16 period. According to the latest DWP figures, overpayment rates for the programme were recorded at 7.3% during the last full
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Due Diligence for Live in Landlords, including the Immigration Bill.

18 April, 20140 Comments
The biggest worry facing a live in landlord is the kind of person their lodger might be (aside from whether they’re simply compatible) – are they a criminal, likely to be violent or damage your home?  Will they pay the rent on time?  Will they respect you and your home? It’s a staggering fact that
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New LHA rates published for 2014/15

24 February, 20140 Comments
The DWP have published the 2014/15 Local Housing Allowance rates (LHA) which will take effect from April this year and are set out below. These rates will not appear on LHA-Direct before 18 March 2014. Any policy enquiries should be directed to the Department for Work and Pensions.   BRMA Room 1 Bed 2 Bed
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32,000 benefit tenants Christmas ruined by DWP

30 December, 20130 Comments
Up to 32,000 benefit claimants did not receive their payments in time for Christmas, due to an “administrative error”. Those claiming jobseekers allowance, employment support allowance, social fund (essential for things such as clothes, rent and furniture) and certain categories of pension social fund where due their benefit money on Christmas Eve but for many it
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