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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.

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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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Universal Credit Survey - February 2019

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

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Universal Credit Survey - January 2019

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

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Universal Credit Survey - March 2019

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

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Bulk reporting of April rent changes to DWP faces setback

The proposal for landlords to be able to transfer to the DWP details of rent changes for claimants on Universal Credit has been hit by delays.

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Ask 3: Universal Credit payments to the landlord need to be fit for purpose

SFHA, together with its sister UK housing federations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, is calling for six changes to be made to Universal Credit in order to improve the whole system for tenants and housing associations. SFHA has invited six guest bloggers to write about one of the #SixAsks. Today, Jennifer Soley, Customer Services Manager at Albyn Housing Society in the Highlands, explains why we need a system that matches tenant and landlord payment schedules. 

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Ask 4: CAB funding just isn’t enough…

SFHA, together with its sister UK housing federations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, is calling for six changes to be made to Universal Credit in order to improve the whole system for tenants and housing associations. SFHA has invited six guest bloggers to write about one of the #SixAsks. Today, Catherine Louch, Housing Manager, Prospect Community Housing, Edinburgh, explains why, despite the DWP funding CAS to deliver the Help to Claim programme, funding for support and advice services must be increased to make sure people do not miss out on entitlement.

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Ask 5: Making Universal Credit work for workers

SFHA, together with its sister UK housing federations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, is calling for six changes to be made to Universal Credit in order to improve the whole system for tenants and housing associations. SFHA has invited six guest bloggers to write about one of the #SixAsks. Today, John Dickie, Director of the Child Poverty Action Group, explains why it is vital that Universal Credit works for everyone, including those who are working.

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Ask 6: In the name of justice and compassion: we must end the freeze

SFHA, together with its sister UK housing federations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, is calling for six changes to be made to Universal Credit in order to improve the whole system for tenants and housing associations. SFHA has invited six guest bloggers to write about one of the #SixAsks. Today, Peter Kelly, Director of the Poverty Alliance, details why the benefits freeze must be ended. 

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Ask 2: DWP must restore implicit consent

SFHA, together with its sister UK housing federations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, is calling for six changes to be made to Universal Credit in order to improve the whole system for tenants and housing associations. SFHA has invited six guest bloggers to write about one of the #SixAsks. Today, Rhona Penman, Advice Services Co-ordinator, Link Group, explains why implicit consent should be restored.

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Ask 1: Universal Credit is making us hungry – end the five-week wait

SFHA, together with its sister UK housing federations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, is calling for six changes to be made to Universal Credit in order to improve the whole system for tenants and housing associations. SFHA has invited six guest bloggers to write about one of the #SixAsks. Today, Polly Jones, Project Manager at A Menu for Change, explains why the five-week wait for payment must end.

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