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Supported Rent Flexibility

Damon Gibbons of the Centre for Responsible Credit gave a briefing to members on a pilot run with a London based housing association to offer tenants on low incomes the opportunity to over and underpay their rent on a planned basis.

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Scottish Affairs Select Committee Inquiry

The Scottish Affairs Committee has launched an inquiry, examining the impact of UK welfare policies in Scotland, such as Universal Credit and the two-child limit, and also the implications of major transfer of welfare powers to Scotland over the next few years.

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All Quiet on the Universal Credit Front?

Whilst the managed migration of Universal Credit is being introduced very carefully, with a pilot project in Harrogate only starting in July and full migration not taking place until the latter half of 2020, numbers are rapidly growing via new claims and managed migration – and controversy is never far away.

DWP outlines its approach to Managed Migration

The DWP announces that the managed migration pilot will begin in Harrogate, as it outlines how it will approach the task.

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DWP outlines its approach to Managed Migration

The DWP announces that the managed migration pilot will begin in Harrogate, as it outlines how it will approach the task.

SFHA submits evidence to Social Security Committee

SFHA has submitted evidence to Scottish Parliament's Social Security Committee's inquiry into social security support for housing.

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Social Security Update Feb 2019

With Universal Credit Full Service now rolled out to all Job Centres, processes are gradually being refined that offer the hope of a better outcome for housing associations and cooperatives. The SFHA has also been invited to submit evidence to the Scottish Parliament Social Security Committee.

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Burying bad news: DWP uses attention on meaningful Brexit vote to announce new rules

Changes to the rules around benefits for couples whose ages lie either side of the state pension date mean that they could lose up to £7,000 in a year. The Government announced the change just as attention was on the meaningful vote in the House of Commons  on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. Housing associations are encouraged to see that there is maximum take up prior to the changes coming into effect on 15 May, 2019

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DGHP holds successful Langholm event

The event saw more than 30 tenants and residents attend throughout the day.

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Universal Credit Survey - May 2019

How is Universal Credit affecting your organisation and tenants? Tell us in this month’s Universal Credit survey.

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SFHA Universal Credit survey results are in for April 2019

How is Universal Credit affecting housing associations and their tenants? SFHA Research and Policy Officer explains what our members told us in the April 2019 Universal Credit survey.

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Rent flexibility - can it help in addressing in-work poverty?

On June 17th the SFHA is hosting a briefing on supported rent flexibility, an initiative that has been piloted in London to support tenants at risk of in-work poverty. Damon Gibbons, Direct of the Centre for Responsible Credit, which was involved in the pilot,  will be providing the briefing and he describes here its key features.

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Seventy-three per cent rise in fuel poverty

Sixty-one per cent rise in tenants disconnecting their own heating to cut costs.

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Increasing fuel poverty is “deeply worrying”

Scottish Government’s new definition has resulted in higher fuel poverty rates than the existing definition for households in the social and private rented sectors.

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