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SFHA/HSEU Meeting Notes Available (29 March)

The SFHA/HSEU Housing Support Group met in Edinburgh on March 29.

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SFHA welcomes Select Committees’ call to scrap use of LHA rates to fund supported housing

Two House of Commons committees have called on the UK Government to scrap plans to base rent allowances for supported housing tenants on Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates.

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Universal Credit flexibilities

Scottish Government introduces Universal Credit flexibilities 

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SFHA comments on Universal Credit flexibilities

Scottish Government introduces Universal Credit flexibilities

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Work and Pensions Committee Launch Inquiries

The Work and Pensions Committee have launched two inquiries - the first is a re-launch into Universal Credit, the second is an inquiry into the benefit cap. SFHA would like to ask for member input in order to draft evidence for these inquiries. 

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New DG of UC Operations Appointed

Susan Park has been appointed Director General Universal Credit Operations, accountable for its operation in jobcentres and service centres.

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Supported Housing Funding Reform Consultation - SFHA Response

Thanks to input from SFHA members, SFHA have responded to the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) consultation on funding reforms of supported housing. Read this article to find out more.

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Inquiry into Supported Housing Funding Reform

The Work and Pensions Committee and the Communities and Local Government Committee launched a joint inquiry into the Government's funding reform for supported housing in December 2016. SFHA have been listening to members to prepare evidence for the Joint Committees. Read this article to find out more.

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DWP statistics reveal the impact of the reduced benefit cap

Blog by Jeremy Hewer, SFHA Policy Adviser

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Updated Specified Accommodation Guidance published

Introduced as a concept in 2014, Specified Accommodation determines those categories of supported accommodation, and other types of accommodation such as hostels and refuges, in which certain welfare reform provisions do not apply. Scotland Housing Network’s guidance has been updated to reflect the changed environment

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SFHA Meet With Scottish Government Officials Ahead of Ministerial Working Group

SFHA met with Scottish Government officials to help inform discussion at the third Ministerial Working Group convened to examine building and fire safety regulatory frameworks.

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New money advice service will help thousands avoid financial crisis

New scheme will help to help thousands of Glasgow’s most vulnerable people.

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Oh no! Not another survey

Policy Adviser Jeremy Hewer explains why your feedback is vital for lobbying for change regarding Universal Credit.

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Universal Credit flexibilities regulations laid in Scottish Parliament

The flexibilities will come in to force on 4 October 2017.

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