Households renting in the private and social sectors have been severely affected by UK government welfare policies, according to a new report.
Published 14 May 2018
Campaigners have urged the UK government to urgently halt Universal Credit as new figures show foodbank use in Scotland has soared to record levels.
Published 24 April 2018
Secretary of state for work and pensions Esther McVey MP will face further calls to pause Universal Credit when she appears before the Scottish Parliament’s social security committee today.
Published 16 April 2018
The UK government is to amend regulations so that all 18-21 year olds will be entitled to claim support for housing costs through Universal Credit.
Published 3 April 2018
Social landlords in Scotland are likely to experience significant financial pressures as a consequence of changes to the benefit system – according to research from Mobysoft, a provider of rent collection software to the social housing sector.
Published 26 March 2018
The Scottish Government has extended its flexible Universal Credit options to all recipients in full service areas to help more people manage their money.
Published 31 January 2018
More than one million calls to the Universal Credit helpline have been abandoned without claimants getting an answer within a 12-month period, according to new statistics.
Published 10 January 2018
Government changes to Universal Credit which will make it easier for direct payments to be made to landlords have been welcomed by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA).
Published 9 January 2018
A new group is to be established by Stirling Council to ensure residents on Universal Credit continue to be supported.
Published 12 December 2017
Peter Steele recently met with 11 housing associations across Glasgow over the course of a week. Some of the key themes and challenges they face are highlighted in Mobysoft's latest blog.
Published 7 December 2017
Scots MPs to call for more Universal Credit flexibility and debate its impact on terminally ill people
MPs will this week continue to put pressure on the UK government to “tackle the flaws” in the roll out of Universal Credit before it forces “more into poverty”.
Published 27 November 2017
The UK government has announced significant changes to Universal Credit including scrapping the seven day waiting period before a person can apply.
Published 23 November 2017
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is calling for the UK government to act urgently on Universal Credit as the implementation of the policy is pushing tenants into debt and poverty as well as jeopardising the financial sustainability of housing associations.
Published 15 November 2017
The Scottish Government is calling on Chancellor Philip Hammond to abandon their “failed” austerity agenda and stop the rollout of Universal Credit to enable “fundamental flaws” to be fixed.
Published 13 November 2017
The Trussell Trust has called for urgent action to improve the system of Universal Credit after new figures revealed a 20% rise in the use of food banks in Scotland in the last year.
Published 7 November 2017