Accent warns residents of implications of welfare reforms

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Published by Heather Jacklin for Accent Group in Housing

Housing association Accent Foundation is warning its residents of possible financial hardship as a result of the welfare reforms.   Accent owns and manages 12,500 homes across the north. Around 2,000 of these households will be affected. The association's main concern, in addition to the launch of Universal Credit in October, is the under-occupancy tax as it is not convinced that residents fully understand the concept of the 'spare bedroom'.   Managing Director Claire Stone said: ...

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