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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Latest Welfare reform updates

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.

A sense of belonging

10 September 2014

Bishop David Walker explores why belonging to a place is so important in his blog ahead of our annual conference.

A rent first approach to Universal Credit

7 August 2014

Sarah Aldred, Rent Income Collection Manager at First Choice Homes Oldham outlines the changes they have introduced to tackle the challenge to housing association income posed by Universal Credit.