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Deadline Extended – LHA Cap Survey

Due to popular last minute demand, we are delighted to extend the deadline of the survey until 9.00am Monday 8th August 2016.

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The SFHA’s survey to investigate how the proposals to limit Housing Benefit and the housing cost element of Universal Credit to Local Housing Allowance (LHA) for any claimant in social housing is now available to be completed. As we don’t want anyone to miss their opportunity to tell us how the LHA Cap might impact on them and their tenants, we have extended the deadline until Monday 8th August.

It is important that we can get a picture of how these proposals may impact on member organisations and your tenants, so we can make robust evidence to present to the DWP in our discussions. We would really appreciate if you could complete the survey by Monday.

After the data is analysed we will publish a report about what members think the impact of the proposals might be. The SFHA will use the information you provide to press upon the UK Government the case for protecting benefit entitlement of the most vulnerable tenants housing associations provide homes for. 

Commenting on the extension, Janine McKenna, SFHA Research Officer said:

“Some of our members have been in touch to say they really wanted to complete the survey, but because of holiday cover and annual leave, they just haven’t had the time to do it yet.

“We want to give as many people as possible a chance to complete the survey, which is why we’ve extended the deadline to Monday 8th August.”  

For further information about the proposed LHA cap and the survey, please contact Policy Advisor Jeremy Hewer.

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