Welfare reform

Find out how the Government’s welfare reforms will impact landlords and tenants.

Changes to the benefits system, which are having big impacts on both social landlords and tenants, are underway. April 2013 saw the introduction of the bedroom tax and benefit cap. The introduction of Universal Credit, which replaces many existing benefits, began in April 2013 and the roll out will continue until 2017.

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See an overview of our wins to date and a timeline of work.

Latest Welfare reform updates

Universal Credit service improvements

29 May 2014

We are pleased that the Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed some changes to Universal Credit service, which should benefit landlords and tenants