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All Quiet on the Universal Credit Front?

Whilst the managed migration of Universal Credit is being introduced very carefully, with a pilot project in Harrogate only starting in July and full migration not taking place until the latter half of 2020, numbers are rapidly growing via new claims and managed migration – and controversy is never far away.

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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Increasing fuel poverty is “deeply worrying”

Scottish Government’s new definition has resulted in higher fuel poverty rates than the existing definition for households in the social and private rented sectors.

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Universal Credit Survey - April 2019

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

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SFHA Universal Credit survey results are in for March 2019

How is Universal Credit affecting housing associations and their tenants? SFHA Research and Policy Officer explains what our members told us in the March 2019 Universal Credit survey.

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SFHA: Universal Credit is creating systemic indebtedness and arrears for new claimants

Federation continues to make case for further changes to Universal Credit.

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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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