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Landlords denied Universal Credit Pilot results…

02 November, 20120 Comments
  The Department for Work and Pensions has been criticised after revealing it will not tell landlords how well its universal credit pilots are working until next year. Six pilot projects are currently running across the country to test the direct payment of benefit to tenants instead of to landlords. The projects, which run until
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Why are councils failing to help homeless tenants?

11 October, 20120 Comments
A Freedom of Information request (FOI) has revealed that councils right across the UK failed to spend nearly £8million in Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) last year. In these economically hard times and with homelessness on the increase, drastic situations such as Croydon tenants being moved to towns in Yorkshire; Winter Migration; Tenants Fly North – are
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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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