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Local authority leaders have welcomed Whitehall's decision to delay the roll out of Universal Credit but expressed concerns over the bill for housing support.
Almost two-thirds of private landlords with tenants receiving Universal Credit have experienced them going into rent arrears, a landlord association has revealed.
The next stage in the change to Universal Credit could lead to a big increase in the use of foodbanks, anti-poverty campaigners have warned.
The civil servant in charge of the Universal Credit rollout has admitted support for claimants has not been effective, as responsibility was handed to the charity sector.
The charity Citizens Advice is to start providing Government-backed support to help Universal Credit claimants navigate the new welfare system.
Local authorities are spending record sums on emergency payments to households that otherwise face eviction by private or social landlords. Neil Merrick investigates.
The Government should speed up Universal Credit payments if it wants its flagship welfare reform to be successful, think tank says.
Many Universal Credit claimants are losing hundreds of pounds each year because their payday falls too close to their assessment date, a charity has revealed.
Paying the Universal Credit benefit to a household rather than individuals could increase the risk of domestic violence, MPs have warned.
Universal Credit claims ‘falter’ due to a complicated process and a lack of support, a charity which supports claimants has found.