Arrears ‘too high’ on demonstration projects

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

The arrears percentage on the Government’s direct payment demonstration projects is "too high" and would be hard for landlords to support in the longer term, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has warned. The institute was responding to Government figures, published today, revealing that 8% of the rent on average had been uncollected on the projects, which are roadtesting the direct payment of housing benefit to social tenants ahead of Universal Credit. It published figures for the first four months of ...

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