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Help shape the Scottish Federation of Housing Association’s LHA Cap campaign

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, and the closing date is tomorrow!

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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 the 2nd August.

After the data is analysed we will publish a report about what members think the impact of the proposals might be. 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. 

Chief Executive Mary Taylor explained:

“In the recent House of Commons debate on supported housing, MP Alison Thewliss made a very telling contribution using information supplied by the SFHA and Blue Triangle Housing Association.

“Blue Triangle is but one example of an association that will be hit hard by these measures – every association will be affected and that’s why we really need members to complete the survey and identify case studies of those who could be affected.

“This will allow us to show every MP and MSP “this is what could happen in your constituency if the measures are implemented in their current form – is this what you want?”

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

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