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.
An increasing number of housing associations are making more stringent checks into the ability of new tenants to pay their rent, as the new lower benefit cap takes effect.
A number of Scottish councils have warned they may not be able to afford the full cost of Discretionary Housing Payments to cover tenants’ rent in the future because of the new lower benefit cap.
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
The lower benefit cap has come into effect today.
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
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 new lower benefit cap will affect 116,000 families, with a significant number of private renters hit by cuts of £100 a week, new analysis by the Chartered Institute of Housing shows.
Jules Birch blogs on the issues raised by I, Daniel Blake and No Place to Call Home
Private house builders and housing associations cannot provide the homes we desperately need – only councils can do that, says Anne O’Byrne
The bedroom tax is failing to free up larger social homes in London, according to research by the G15 group of housing associations.
We need to prepare for the winter of welfare changes ahead, says Brendan Sarsfield
With tenants under increasing financial pressure, social landlords need to help them find work, says Ian Simpson
The welfare reform minister faced criticism for failing to provide details of the government’s plan for funding supported housing, despite recommendations from the sector to solve the impasse.
Low-income tenants will struggle to cope if the government implements a further round of benefit cuts following the Brexit vote, housing associations have warned.
The ‘Local Housing Allowance cap’ is already narrowing the housing options for under-35s, Inside Housing reveals, with many housing associations planning to tighten allocation rules. Jess McCabe reports
The National Federation of Arm’s-Length Management Organisations (NFA) is gathering the views of its members on moving from weekly to monthly rent collection.
The Housing and Planning Act casts the government as Mordor in the war over social housing, says Ann O’Byrne
The sector has come along way since the credit crunch but there are challenges ahead, says Fiona MacGregor
The number of people hit by the benefit cap fell by nearly 13% between 2015 and 2016, new government figures reveal today.
More than 225,000 people are now claiming the government’s Universal Credit benefit, official statistics show.
Applying the Local Housing Allowance cut to supported housing would be cruel, stupid and expensive, says Nick Brown
Fewer repairs, a fixed tenancy, £1,000 to find a new home. Richmond Housing Partnership has responded to changes in its finances and policy with a new product. But what does it mean for customer service? Kate Youde reports
A human rights watchdog is to launch an inquiry into the effects of the government’s welfare reforms on minority groups.
The government’s increase on the buy-to-let stamp duty will expedite the housing crisis, says Tim Miles.