Tag Archives: Welfare Reform

Supported Housing – our response to the consultation


The Unit has responded, in conjunction with the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, to two UK Government’s consultations on... Read More

Supported housing and a new cap on benefits – really such a good idea?


The planned introduction of the local housing allowance cap to the social rented sector from April 2019 continues... Read More

Joint Committee says don’t use the LHA rates to cap benefits in social housing


The joint Communities and Local Government Committee and the Work and Pensions Committee have now reported back on... Read More

Withdrawal of housing related benefit under Universal Credit for 18 – 21 year olds but no one should lose out in Scotland


The UK Government’s policy to withdraw financial support to help young people meet their housing costs came into... Read More

Commons Select Committees – Inquiry into Supported Housing


Inquiry into Supported Housing and the benefit changes ahead An Inquiry has been launched about the potential impact... Read More

Supported housing and the benefits system – consultation launched


The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Damian Green, made a statement on 21st November about the... Read More
male standing near high block of flats

Plans to restrict housing benefit for social rented tenancies


The plans announced by the Chancellor in the autumn statement to limit housing benefit for social rented housing... Read More

Supported housing and the benefits system


The findings from the DWP commissioned research into the nature and extent of supported housing are due to... Read More

Autumn Spending Review


The Chancellor has announced that Housing Benefit (HB) for tenants in social rented housing will be capped at Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates from April 2018 for tenancies which started from 1st April 2016. This will pose a challenge for supported housing... Read More

The story so far: an update on new social security powers


The Scottish Government recently published an update report around the National Conversation on social security, as part of... Read More