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

Why the bedroom tax is bad policy

25 July 2014

The news last week that the Liberal Democrats want to make changes to the bedroom tax is welcome, if belated, recognition that this policy does not and cannot work.