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Landlords will be asked by the DWP to re-verify housing costs when Live Service claimants move to Full Service

The DWP has written to the SFHA to advise that claimants currently on the Live Service will have to declare again their housing costs, which will then prompt the DWP to request landlords for a re-verification.

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Social Security Update July 2018

Consultation opens on regulations covering migration of legacy benefit claimants to Universal Credit and NAO delivers critical report on Universal Credit rollout

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Five asks, Welfare Conditionality and the Challenge of UC Choices

The SFHA, IRRV and CIH have highlighted the risks associated with the transition to Universal Credit for mitigating the bedroom tax. The SFHA is also working with the other UK housing federations to press for process improvements essential for Universal Credit.

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Welfare Benefit Update

A number of changes to Universal Credit came into effect this month. 

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Universal Basic Income – Could it Tackle Poverty?

The idea of a Scottish Universal Basic Income is an interesting topic of discussion. Would it help your tenants?

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Universal Credit Rollout Continues

April will see the rollout of Universal Credit continue across Scotland.

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Housing Support March 2017 Update

SFHA Housing Support Forum is one way that SFHA supports members who offer housing support. 

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Latest on Universal Credit

A number of changes have been announced by the UK Government. Read all about them here.

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Call for human rights at the heart of housing policy

New report released on Scottish Housing Day says housing must be a human right.

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Asylum seekers living in social housing will not face lock-change evictions by Mears

The new commitment was agreed between Mears and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

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Free member event: support your tenants to get a Fair Start into employment

SFHA/Wise Group information session aims to create links between RSLs in Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, East/West Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire and the Scottish Government's national employability service.

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Last places available: Housing as a Human Right Scottish Housing Day event

The debate will hear from Sally Thomas, Chief Executive of SFHA, Convenor of the Scottish Youth Parliament's Social Security Committee Ryan Kelly MSYP, and co-chair of the National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, Professor Alan Miller, as they share their thoughts on housing as a human right.

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Social Security Committee launches inquiry into benefit take-up

The Scottish Parliament Social Security Committee has launched an inquiry into benefit take-up and has put out a call for evidence.

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Information session - help your tenants get a Fair Start into employment

Support for RSLs in Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, East/West Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire to help tenants with employability.

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