Landlords back MPs' call to delay direct payments under Universal Credit

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Local Government, Universal Credit

Housing associations have backed a call from MPs to delay the direct payment of housing benefit to social tenants under Universal Credit. The call came from the Work and Pensions Select Committee whose inquiry into Universal Credit recommended that, during the initial phases of the programme, claimants who currently have their housing costs paid to their landlord should have the option to continue with this arrangement. Universal Credit will replace six benefits and tax credits – includin...

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