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Only one in five landlords are prepared to let their properties to people on Universal Credit or housing benefits, according to the latest poll.
Real terms cuts to working-age benefits and tax credits are set to drive almost half a million more people into poverty in 2020, think tank reveals.
Landlords in Scotland have welcomed a move to pay money for rent under the controversial Universal Credit system directly to them.
The Scottish Government and councils have joined forces to demand a halt to the full service rollout of Universal Credit.
The expansion of Universal Credit (UC) is a ‘disaster waiting to happen’ because many of its problems have not been solved including the long wait for payments, charity warns.
New analysis shows single parents will be £3,100 a year worse off under Universal Credit (UC), as Labour calls for a halt to the Government’s welfare reforms.
Social housing providers have called on Whitehall to halt the roll-out of universal credit (UC) which they say is causing problems for tenants and landlords.
The rollout of Universal Credit (UC) should be paused until significant problems with it are fixed, charity says.
Planned Government cuts will have a bigger effect on the entitlements of the poorest families than those made by the coalition, analysts say.
The number of people being forced to use foodbanks has risen over the past year due to the Government’s welfare reforms, a new report has found.