Direct payments will require landlord to collect extra £23m a year

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

A housing association has warned that the move to pay housing benefit directly to tenants as part of Universal Credit will require it to collect an extra £23m in income each year. Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT) - which owns and manages nearly 9,000 homes in Warrington - has launched a campaign to let its customers know about significant welfare reform changes. Warrington has been named as one of four 'pathfinder' councils which will run the Universal Credit system for six months b...

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