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

Latest Welfare reform updates

Universal Credit and data sharing

25 September 2014

The Department for Work and Pensions is consulting on changes that will allow information to be shared with social landlords about Universal Credit claims.

Searching for the housing iPad

19 September 2014

Paul Tanney reflects on the theme of innovation on the second day of the Federation’s annual conference.