Lord Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform, announced at yesterday’s Chartered Institute of Housing conference, (https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/direct-payments-system) the Government was anxious to work in collaboration with Social Landlords to protect tenants from the vagaries of rent arrears and safeguard Landlords’ cash-flows. He said, ‘The key to making direct payments work will be our ongoing collaboration with you….

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