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SHAW Bulletin September 2017 issue

The September issue of the SHAW has been published

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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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House of Commons puts Universal credit rollout under the spotlight

Wednesday 18 October sees the House of Commons focus on the rollout of Universal Credit. In the morning the Secretary of State will be before the Work and Pensions Committee and in the afternoon there will be an opposition day debate on whether to pause the accelerated rollout of Universal Credit.  

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Twelve-thousand younger Scots face up to £8.6M rent shortfall from LHA cap

New report on potential impact of LHA cap by CIH Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Government

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Help SFHA reduce the impact of Universal Credit

Your organisation can help highlight the policy's impact by taking part in the SFHA's monthly survey and case study appeal.

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SFHA expresses disappointment over Secretary of State's Conference Speech

UK Government will press ahead will Universal Credit roll-out.

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DWP publishes more detailed Universal Credit Statistics

DWP Statistics reflect surge of claimants with housing costs in full service

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