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DWP prepares to rollout new payment system

The DWP is preparing to roll out to social landlords a new direct payment system, to replace the four weekly third party creditor schedule for Managed Payments to Landlords and UC Scottish Choices Direct Payments. The four weekly payment schedule will still be used, however, for third party deductions against arrears of rent.

Work and Pensions Committee seeks evidence on the effect of the five week wait

The Work and Pensions Committee, under its new Chair, Stephen Timms MP, has launched an inquiry into Universal Credit, in particular, focussing on the effect and consequences to claimants of the five-week wait for first payment.

SFHA submits evidence to benefit take-up inquiry

SFHA has submitted evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee Inquiry on benefit take-up.

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Work and Pensions Committee calls for reversal of benefit freeze

Ahead of the dissolution of Parliament, the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee has published two reports highly critical of welfare policy and has called for the reversal of the benefit freeze by increasing levels by CPI + 2% for the next four years.

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Supreme Court: Human Rights trumps Bedroom Tax rules

The Supreme Court has ruled where there was a ‘transparent medical need for an additional bedroom’, which was not catered for in regulation B13 (5) and (6), there was unjustified discrimination on the ground of disability, contrary to article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

SFHA joins #FiveWeeksTooLong

SFHA has joined the Trussell Trust’s #FiveWeeksTooLong campaign.

SFHA submits evidence to Scottish Affairs Committee

SFHA has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into Welfare in Scotland – highlighting concerns over the shortcomings in the administration of Universal Credit.

SFHA seeks support for Challenge Poverty Week

SFHA seeks member support for Challenge Poverty Week

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MSPs support emergency Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill

Scottish Parliament unanimously supports new emergency powers in the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill. 

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Update on devolved benefits

Update on the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on social security services in Scotland.

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SFHA comments on Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill

Bill introduced to Scottish Parliament on 31 March.

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Helping communities affected by Covid-19

Funding of £350 million to support welfare and wellbeing.

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Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry: Roundtable goes virtual

Roundtable cancelled as a preventative measure against the Covid-19 emergency.

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Work and Pensions Committee launches inquiry into the five-week wait

Work and Pensions Committee calls for submissions to its inquiry on Universal Credit.

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National Audit Office launches UC consultation

National Audit Office launches consultation to help inform investigation into process of making a claim and getting to the first payment.

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DWP delays completion date for Universal Credit – again

Completion date for Universal Credit to be delayed until September 2024.

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