More than one in every ten private rented homes in England contains a serious threat to health and safety with associated costs to the NHS at £340 million per year, the National Audit Office (NAO) has estimated.
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NAO: 90% of Universal Credit claimants get first payment on time but concerns remain over vulnerable people and complex claims
The proportion of claimants receiving their first Universal Credit payment on time has seen “significant” improvements but the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) needs to do more to support vulnerable people and others who struggle to make a claim, according to the National Audit Off
Report finds Mears had been fined for missing targets to find long-term accommodation for asylum seekers
Warnings about the adverse effect that placing asylum seekers in hotels and serviced apartments for long periods of time could have on their wellbeing were issued long before Mears moved hundreds of people from their homes in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The UK Government should relax its ban on combustible cladding imposed after the Grenfell Tower fire, according to a housebuilder. Berkeley Group has argued that tall buildings that feature the same type of aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding involved in the disaster, which led to the deaths
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has identified nearly 100,000 Universal Credit claimants that it suspects may have claimed an advance fraudulently, the National Audit Office (NAO) said today.
The UK Government’s failure to deliver a single of the intended 200,000 starter homes it promised back in 2015 has been laid bare in a new report by the National Audit Office (NAO).
Sally Thomas A highly critical report on the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP’s) progress in implementing Universal Credit (UC) echoes many of the concerns that have been consistently raised by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), its chief executive has said.
A sharp increase of homelessness across England, which is costing the public purse more than £1 billion a year, is “likely to have been driven” by the government's welfare reforms, according to a damning report by the National Audit Office (NAO). The government spending watchdog said that homel
Sanctions on welfare payments cost more to administer than they save and are being handed out without evidence that they actually work, according to today’s report from the National Audit Office (NAO). The independent watchdog of state spending said that imposing a financial penalty on a claimant
The UK government’s flagship energy-saving programme, the Green Deal, has not achieved value for money because it failed to persuade householders that energy efficiency measures are worth paying for, the National Audit Office has found. A report by the watchdog, published yesterday, revealed that