Direct payments housing association: 'Welfare reforms could cost us £10m a year’

Advertise here

Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Universal Credit

One of the housing associations taking part in the Department for Work and Pensions’ Direct Payment demonstration projects says the Government’s welfare reforms could end up costing it £10million a year. Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) has seen rent arrears shoot up by nine percent since it began trialling direct payments. In an exclusive feature for next month's 24housing magazine, WDH's chief executive, Kevin Dodd, estimates that the combined effect of the Government&rsquo...

Read full article...