Benefit Cap

For use in Inside Housing, 18 November 2016

Caravan life

17/11/2016

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

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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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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

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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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Lower benefit cap will 'hit 116,000 families'

01/11/2016 | By Carl Brown , Sophie Barnes

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.

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The customer is always right?

24/10/2016 | By Jules Birch , Jules Birch

Jules Birch blogs on the issues raised by I, Daniel Blake and No Place to Call Home

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Back to the future

07/10/2016 | By Ann O'Byrne

Private house builders and housing associations cannot provide the homes we desperately need – only councils can do that, says Anne O’Byrne

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G15: bedroom tax failing to free up larger homes

17/08/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The bedroom tax is failing to free up larger social homes in London, according to research by the G15 group of housing associations.

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A 'welfare reform winter' is coming

12/08/2016 | By Brendan Sarsfield

We need to prepare for the winter of welfare changes ahead, says Brendan Sarsfield

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Job search

11/07/2016 | By Ian Simpson

With tenants under increasing financial pressure, social landlords need to help them find work, says Ian Simpson

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Freud faces criticism for lack of 'LHA cap' clarity

29/06/2016 | By Corin Williams

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.

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Landlords warn against post Brexit welfare cuts

29/06/2016 | By Heather Spurr

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.

For use in Inside Housing, 17 June 2016

Under 35, on housing benefit, and impossible to house? Video

16/06/2016 | By Jess McCabe

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

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NFA floats switch to monthly rent collection

15/06/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

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.

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ANN O BYRNE SEPT 2015

Be like hobbits

27/05/2016 | By Ann O'Byrne

The Housing and Planning Act casts the government as Mordor in the war over social housing, says Ann O’Byrne

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Weathering the storm

10/05/2016

The sector has come along way since the credit crunch but there are challenges ahead, says Fiona MacGregor

DWP pilot to reduce sanctions for homeless people

Drop in claimants hit by benefit cap

05/05/2016 | By Heather Spurr

The number of people hit by the benefit cap fell by nearly 13% between 2015 and 2016, new government figures reveal today.

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More than 225,000 households claiming Universal Credit

22/04/2016 | By News team

More than 225,000 people are now claiming the government’s Universal Credit benefit, official statistics show.

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Supporting sense

21/04/2016

Applying the Local Housing Allowance cut to supported housing would be cruel, stupid and expensive, says Nick Brown

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For use in Inside Housing, 8 April 2016

A new product for a new time Video

08/04/2016 | By Kate Youde

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

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Human rights watchdog to review welfare reforms

07/04/2016 | By Heather Spurr

A human rights watchdog is to launch an inquiry into the effects of the government’s welfare reforms on minority groups.

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From bad to worse

30/03/2016 | By Tim Miles

The government’s increase on the buy-to-let stamp duty will expedite the housing crisis, says Tim Miles.

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Landlords call for clarity on cap exemption

07/01/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

An alliance of housing providers has warned plans to rehouse people with learning difficulties outside of hospital could be jeopardised if the government does not confirm an exemption for vulnerable people from a new housing benefit cap.

12 DAYS HOUSING BENEFITS

Housing Benefits campaign - 2015 highlights

31/12/2015 | By IH reporters

Over the 12 days of Christmas, we are reflecting on the best of our news, analysis and opinions coverage on the website since 1 January 2015. Each day we pick a different topic. Today we focus on our Housing Benefits campaign

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Placeshapers calls for Supported Housing exemption

24/12/2015 | By Sophie Barnes

A network of more than 100 housing associations has called for supported housing to be exempt from government changes to social housing rent levels.

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Charities warn of housing benefit cut impact

15/12/2015 | By Heather Spurr

More than four in 10 young people using homelessness services face losing their accommodation because of government benefit cuts, a survey has found.