First output from direct payment projects published

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

The first published output from the independent evaluation of the Government’s direct payment demonstration projects has been published warning that a substantial minority of social tenants will need a great deal of long-term support to cope with the changes. The projects were set up by welfare reform minister Lord Freud ahead of paying housing benefit directly to social tenants as part of Universal Credit from October 2013. The research took place in May-June 2012 and involved face to face survey of 1,639 tenants in the five proj...

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