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Universal Credit budget measures explained!

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Following the Chancellor’s autumn statement, his colleague, David Gauke, Secretary of State for Work & Pensions, made a statement which provides some degree of clarity to what the Government is planning to introduce, and the timetable associated with the new measures.

Roll-out slow-down

DWP has, only slightly, amended…

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High Importance - DWP publish latest versions of UC 47 forms (direct payments)

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DWP yesterday published its latest versions of its UC 47 forms, permitting application for a Managed Payment to Landlord (MPTL) commonly referred to as APAs. You can find the new versions here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-landlord-request-for-a-managed-payment-or-rent-arrears-deduction

It’s vitally important you start using the correct version of the forms immediately. Failure…

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Universal Credit - How to complain effectively!

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Our 30th July bulletin http://universalcreditadvice.com/housing-associations/2016/07/universal-credit—how-to-pursue-queries-complaints explained how you could raise queries and make complaints to DWP, concerning Universal Credit administration processes, where problems of delays or non-payment of Landlord Managed Payments (LMPs) or Third Party Payments (collectively known as APAs) occur. We continue to press DWP hierarchy to improve the…

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Announcement on Supported Accommodation imminent!

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Inside Housing reported the other day comments made by Marcus Jones, Minister at DCLG, suggesting we won’t have much longer to wait to discover the Government’s final blue-print in relation to Supported Accommodation funding. Apparently, he was speaking at a debate, focused on the Government’s original proposals to…

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London & Manchester - Emergency Disaster Funds disregarded!

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DWP has just recently circulated Circular HB A8-2017 to all Local authorities administering Housing Benefits.

The purpose of the circular is to explain, to all Housing Benefit “Decision Makers”, that any emergency funds, paid to the victims (and dependants) of the recent terrorist attacks in London & Manchester should…

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Universal Credit - New important guidance issued!

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DWP hierarchy have just issued an updated version of its “Universal Credit – Guidance for Landlords” which you’ll find in the following link http://www.parliament.uk/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/commons/2017-07-10/3962

Much of the information has already been circulated in earlier editions, however, I’ve identified below, some links, with new information, which should be…

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