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SFHA gives evidence to Work and Pensions Committee

SFHA has been invited to give evidence to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee on the five week wait for the first payment of Universal Credit.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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DWP to roll out new direct payment system for landlords

DWP announces it will be rolling out a new direct payment system to users of the Landlord Portal.


Action needed to help renters

UK government urged to strengthen social security system. 


Tenant chair calls for "urgent and radical" welfare action as Covid-19 crisis continues

Chair of Glasgow Housing Association calls on DWP to take immediate action on five fronts, including ending the five-week wait for a first Universal Credit payment. 


Social Housing Resilience Group weekly update: 21 May

Update on SHRG's work and key issues. 


Tenants hail ‘brilliant’ Wheatley staff over benefit claims help

Wheatley’s team of 22 welfare benefits advisers have helped more than 3,250 customers claim Universal Credit in the past seven weeks.


SFHA Covid-19 briefing series: social security and Universal Credit

Blog by Jeremy Hewer, SFHA Policy Lead.


DWP suspends third party deductions for arrears – unannounced

A number of housing associations have been advised that current third party deductions for arrears and applications for deductions have been suspended.


Scottish Government and Citizens Advice Scotland raise awareness of financial support with new campaign

Additional 110,000 Universal Credit claims since coronavirus outbreak


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