Direct payments landlord wants policy u-turn

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Published by 24publishing for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Communities, Local Government

The chief executive of one of the housing associations involved in the Government’s direct payment demonstration projects says he hopes the results will change policy at a national level and that tenants will retain the choice to have housing benefit paid to their landlord. Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) is one of six teams of housing associations and councils road testing the direct payment of housing benefit to tenants ahead of Universal Credit (UC). Under UC, tenants will lose the ch...

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