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Universal Credit - Help us change policy

SFHA send out a survey each month to collect data on how the Universal Credit rollout is going for our members. 

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Rudd Rushes Regulations

Secretary of State Amber Rudd announced to the House of Commons on 22 July that the regulations needed for the start of the managed migration pilot will come into force just two days later, on 24 July. The Work and Pensions Select Committee has published its report on natural migration, stating that Universal Credit should come with a “health warning”.

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Scottish Child Payment to be introduced in 2021

Scottish Child Payment will provide eligible families with £10 a week for every child under 16, with introduction for under-sixes starting by early 2021.

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Kids can’t wait for new income supplement, civil society tells First Minister

Leaders and organisations from across Scottish society call on First Minister to speed up the introduction of a new income supplement to tackle child poverty.

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DGHP holds successful Langholm event

The event saw more than 30 tenants and residents attend throughout the day.

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Rent flexibility - can it help in addressing in-work poverty?

On June 17th the SFHA is hosting a briefing on supported rent flexibility, an initiative that has been piloted in London to support tenants at risk of in-work poverty. Damon Gibbons, Direct of the Centre for Responsible Credit, which was involved in the pilot,  will be providing the briefing and he describes here its key features.

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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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