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.

The Federation is:

We've put together a summary of recent developments and achievements.

Latest Welfare reform updates

Worklessness, welfare and social housing

23 July 2015

Getting people back into work is a major priority for the Government and housing associations already play a crucial role in this agenda. Our new report provides valuable insight into the barriers to employment that...

Summer Budget Member Briefing

14 July 2015

We’ve put together a briefing that outlines the details and implications of the Government’s announcements including rent setting, welfare, planning and devolution.

Benefit Cap modelling

13 July 2015

Our briefing on Benefit Cap modelling indicates the difference between housing credit and average rent for families with two and three children.