A housing shortfall and Government benefit cuts are ‘fuelling’ rising homelessness as councils warn they are struggling to find social tenancies for homeless people.
The Government has been accused of having its ‘head in the sand’ over the impact Universal Credit will have on councils and claimants.
The amount owed in rent arrears for people claiming Universal Credit and living in council housing has nearly doubled in the past year, new research has revealed.
A ‘record high’ of more than half of the people in poverty are in working households, shocking new research reveals.
Phillip Hammond has announced an overhaul of the speed at which benefits are withdrawn under Universal Credit.
One of the councils piloting the roll-out of Universal Credit has warned it has ‘deep concerns’ over the scheme.
The benefits freeze and cuts to Universal Credit threatens to increase the number of children living in poverty, charities warn.
A study has revealed the government’s reforms to the welfare system have been turned around from the brink of disaster three years after auditors warned the programme needed to be ‘re-set’.
Local authorities will continue to deliver housing benefit for pensioners beyond 2020 following a delay in the rollout of Universal Credit, the Government has announced.
More than three-quarters (79%) of council tenants in receipt of Universal Credit (UC) are in rent arrears, a new report reveals.