Universal credit legislation may force tenants into debt in recovering rent arrears


Changes to legislation concerning rent arrear recovery through universal credit will claw 20% from non-housing increment of UC and could mean tenants seeking loans from loan sharks and the problem of mismanagement of remainder of their  benefits and debt housing and social housing providers warned . http:// http://m.insidehousing.co.uk/regulation/scale-of-arrears-clawback-plan-sparks-fears/7006926.article Continue reading Universal credit legislation may force tenants into debt in recovering rent arrears

Universal Credit will lose free school meal


350,000 children ‘will lose free school meals in welfare reform’ – charity Children’s Society says coalition’s universal credit, as currently envisaged, seems a step backward Free school lunches are the main meal of the day for many children, says the Children’s Society. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian More than 350,000 children will lose their free school meals under the government’s radical plans to reform welfare entitlement next year, an analysis by the Children’s Society has warned. In a report entitled Fair and Square, the charity says the proposed universal credit system, which comes into force in October 2013, will … Continue reading Universal Credit will lose free school meal