Universal Credit

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John Blackwood Private landlords representative John Blackwood encourages people to respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Universal Credit regulations.

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Free online support has been launched to help Universal Credit claimants with their personal finances. Money Advice Service’s Online Money Manager is an interactive tool that offers personalised advice to help people make the most of their money while on Universal Credit. It offers help and advice

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The UK government’s welfare reform measures are set to cost Dundee’s economy almost £100 million every year by 2021, according to new research. A Scottish Government report, conducted by Sheffield Hallam University in 2013, estimated the impact of welfare reform on the city’s economy annually

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Elaine McHugh Council housing staff across Scotland have welcomed the news that the Scottish Government will use its new welfare powers to allow the housing element of Universal Credit to be paid directly to landlords and to increase the frequency of payments to claimants.

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Mary Taylor Last week’s announcement that tenants will have the choice of having the housing element of Universal Credit payments made directly to their housing associations and co-operatives has been welcomed by the Scottish Federation of Housing Association (SFHA) and Shelter Scotland.

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Bruce Forbes Angus Housing Association director, Bruce Forbes, has accused a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) spokesperson of “peddling lies and deliberately misleading the public” to justify the Westminster government’s “brutal” cuts to welfare.

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The average rent arrears of a tenant receiving Universal Credit is almost five times the average of those not in receipt of the welfare payment, according to new research. Data and insight provider HouseMark carried out a detailed analysis of benchmarking data submitted by its members to examine the

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Lord Freud The UK government’s cap on Local Housing Allowance (LHA) has been delayed for another 12 months for general needs accommodation but will now apply to all tenants who receive Universal Credit when it is introduced in 2019.

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River Clyde Homes has entered into a partnership with Pollok Credit Union (PCU) to ensure that its customers have the best opportunities to prevent them falling into financial hardship. PCU is the only credit union account operating with social landlords in Scotland that allows Universal Credit to b

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