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Universal Credit - Housing Queries Routeway!

Good morning DWP recently published the above-mentioned document, which is designed to provide, Social & Private landlords, with helpful information and points of contact, where queries exist, including dedicated phone numbers and email addresses, covering such things as: Alternative Payment Arrangements Templates for use when you change your bank details…

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What Proportion of your "working age" tenants have still to migrate to UC?

  Good morning DWP has just released a Stats Update on the progression of Universal Credit’s rollout, UK wide, broken down into political constituencies. To illustrate its potential usefulness, I’ve selected, as an example, what’s happened, so far, in the Glasgow Central constituency area. The stats confirm, only 25% of households have transferred, approximately 7 years…

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Preparing for Managed Migration with Policy in Practice!

Good Morning I’ve been invited by Policy in Practice to participate in an event in London on 8th January 2020 which is focused on Managed Migration, Transitional Protection and the challenges, this last, and most critical stage of Universal Credit’s rollout, is likely to have on both claimants and their landlord organisations. DWP estimate, between 15-25%…

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RSL tenant rejects DWP advice and is rewarded with £25,000 windfall!

Good morning Recently, I have highlighted tenant case examples, where specialist RSL staff have helped tenants, successfully overcome obstacles, created by a DWP administration struggling to cope with the complexities, it’s created, in a benefits system, originally described as being “simplified, integrated & transformational”; it’s certainly, not fulfilling the hype,…

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Stop this unnecessary rental loss by challenging DWP!

Good morning DWP wrote to me this week, confirming it would pay my landlord client £1500 in respect of 4 missing months “housing costs”, originally refused at the point his tenant moved from “live” to “full service” Universal Credit, earlier this year. The reason DWP gave for refusing payment was…

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