The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) estimate that 12 million in the UK will struggle to pay bills such as mortgage and rent. Full story here.
The Labour Party is urging the government to scrap the benefit cap to avoid large-scale evictions in this article.
Landlords, banned from evicting tenants as a result of Coronavirus, can start again in August. See this article.
Read this article about Universal Credit benefits.
See the information is this article describing how you can improve your credit rating to help prevent being turned down if you want to move house.
Read this article about possible withdrawal of the Alternative Payment Arrangement system.
See this article about a new DWP rent payment scheme where rent is paid direct to a landlord from Universal Credit payments.
Read this article explaining that rent arrears, alongside other deductions, will be suspended until May 10.
Housing benefit payments for young Universal Credit recipients are not enough to cover the average rent of a room in a shared house in almost all of England’s local authorities. It’s no wonder they’re being forced onto the street and into food banks. Read the full article here.