Universal Credit: housing chief slams direct payments as 'daft'

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

A housing association's chief executive has labelled the Government's plans for direct payments to tenants under Universal Credit as "daft". Matt Cooney, CEO of asra Housing Group, has written to MPs to urge them to pressure the Government into rethinking its plans, claiming that direct payments will be damaging to both social landlords and tenants. Mr Conney's letter comes on the back of payment pilot schemes from several different UK locations. The research from the National Housing Federati...

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