Welfare Reform

The Supreme Court final court of appeal in Parliament Square London

Government yet to introduce bedroom tax exemption despite court ruling

16/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The government is yet to exempt certain people with a disability from the bedroom tax despite a Supreme Court ruling two months ago.


NI housing associations call for bedroom tax certainty

13/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

Housing associations in Northern Ireland have called on the government to honour its pledge to mitigate the effects of the bedroom tax, despite the political turmoil in the country.


Manifestly without reason

09/11/2016 | By Jules Birch , Jules Birch

As the Supreme Court rules on the bedroom tax, other controversial policies are manifestly without details, says Jules Birch


Mixed outcome

09/11/2016 | By Giles Peaker

Lawyer Giles Peaker takes a closer look at the implications of the Supreme Court’s bedroom tax judgements

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For use in Inside Housing, 18 November 2016

Caravan life


An Inside Housing investigation has found that thousands of people on low incomes are choosing to live in caravans and mobile homes. Martin Hilditch uncovers a hidden world that raises questions about the housing benefit system

City Hall protest

New benefit cap comes into effect

07/11/2016 | By Carl Brown

The lower benefit cap has come into effect today.


Recipe for homelessness

02/11/2016 | By Sam Lister

Theresa May promised to create a country for everyone but the new lower benefit cap will put thousands of families at risk of homelessness, says Sam Lister


SFHA calls for more ambitious welfare policy

02/11/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The Scottish Government is not ambitious enough in its social security plans and should use its powers to create a new benefit to mitigate against welfare reforms.

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Universal credit

Universal Credit tenants in arrears increases to 86%

16/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The percentage of council tenants on Universal Credit in rent arrears has increased to a “critically high” 86% over the past year, sparking “extreme concern” among councils.

Universal credit

Universal Credit pilot council calls for suspension

21/11/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

One of the councils piloting the roll-out of Universal Credit has written to the Department for Work and Pensions calling for the immediate suspension of the housing benefit part of the new system.

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City Hall protest

New benefit cap comes into effect

07/11/2016 | By Carl Brown

The lower benefit cap has come into effect today.

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Scottish parliament

Universal Credit to be paid more regularly in Scotland

13/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The Scottish Government plans to use its new social security powers for the first time to make Universal Credit payments more regular, it has announced today.

Paragon issues £250m bond

AHF secures £114.8m record low bond

12/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Two housing associations have secured a £114.8m bond at a record low rate under the government’s guaranteed finance scheme.


Healey calls for answers over RTB financial risk

11/01/2017 | By Pete Apps

John Healey has called on the government to publish the measures it is taking to protect purchasers placing themselves in “significant financial risk” when buying through the extended Right to Buy.

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