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Figures show 29% of landlords have already evicted a tenant for Universal Credit rent arrears.
‘Lockdown’ is a model that can make £56,000 a year from public funds. But the scandal goes on.
Women’s Aid says 39% of refuges will have to close in England under plans to remove supported housing from welfare system.
Tories welcome changes to hardship loans and housing benefit but Labour calls for welfare system rollout to be paused and fixed.
Lincolnshire property firms sends formal notice of possession to all tenants in case universal credit leads to rent arrears.
Government preparing to trim wait for new benefit after Tory backbenchers raised concerns about impact on constituents.
Chancellor Philip Hammond urged to use the upcoming budget to scrap the lower benefit cap.
SNP welcome climbdown but say a the delay in changes to the policy has caused ‘undue stress and anxiety to the supported housing sector.’
PM says government will no longer roll out changes that would have capped benefit for social housing and supported homes.
Move follows outcry from charities and evidence that housing projects have been abandoned.
At least 500,000 households are facing a shortfall between rent and their housing benefit entitlement.
Housing federation says new system poses challenge to landlords, and Guardian investigation reveals claimants’ frustration.
Report raised ‘very serious concerns’ with government over delay before first payment.
David Orr says Grenfell Tower fire highlighted neglect of sector - government must urgently make money available.
Housing chiefs’ warning on effect of flagship Tory welfare reform.
One in four Universal Credit claimants are waiting longer than six weeks to receive their first payment, while half have experienced rent arrears.
Private landlords say the flagship welfare reform is already forcing a growing number of their tenants into rent arrears.
National Audit Office says ministers have no grip on the causes of issue that costs the taxpayer more than £1bn a year.
South Lanarkshire Council says tenants in receipt of universal credit have accrued rent arrears totaling more than half a million pounds.
Crucial support disappearing as Tory austerity continues to hit the most vulnerable.
Report calls on the government to halt the roll-out of Universal Credit until "the system works properly".
Charities demand action to tackle toll of soaring housing costs, welfare cuts and ‘no fault’ evictions.