The Scottish Government has increased Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) funding to almost £58m to mitigate the impact of welfare cuts in the first year it has control over DHPs.
The government will change its bedroom tax regulations five months after the Supreme Court ruled the policy was discriminatory for some households with a disabled person.
The Scottish and UK governments are in a dispute over abolishing the bedroom tax and removing housing benefit for 18-21 year olds.
Scottish ministers have urged the UK government not to cap claimants’ benefits when the Scottish Government abolishes the bedroom tax.
Northern Irish politicians have voted for regulations that will mitigate the effect of the upcoming bedroom tax despite the political turmoil taking place in the country.
The government is yet to exempt certain people with a disability from the bedroom tax despite a Supreme Court ruling two months ago.
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.
As the Supreme Court rules on the bedroom tax, other controversial policies are manifestly without details, says Jules Birch
Lawyer Giles Peaker takes a closer look at the implications of the Supreme Court’s bedroom tax judgements
The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of two bedroom tax appeals from families who argued they had suffered unlawful discrimination due to their disability.
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.
The affordability of homes in the North should help retain talented graduates but many still opt for the South, says Carol Matthews
The bedroom tax is failing to free up larger social homes in London, according to research by the G15 group of housing associations.
Capping housing benefits for pensioners risks bringing in a new bedroom tax, says Carol Matthews
The proportion of social housing tenants with rent arrears spiked following the introduction of the bedroom tax, new data reveals.
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