Welfare reform and Universal Credit

All the latest developments in the progress of the programme of welfare reforms and Universal Credit.

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pdf Current File size: 191KB Published Date: 24/01/2019
pdf Current Briefing: The Resolution Foundation – The benefits of moving File size: 2MB Published Date: 06/09/2018 Download
pdf Current Report: The impact of welfare reforms on housing associations File size: 784KB Published Date: 10/08/2018 Download
pdf Current File size: 239KB Published Date: 21/06/2018
pdf Current Report: NAO – Rolling out universal credit File size: 737KB Published Date: 15/06/2018 Download
pdf Current Briefing: Universal credit – challenges and experience among housing providers File size: 1MB Published Date: 15/03/2018 Download
pdf Current Work and Pensions Committee – PIP and ESA assessments – February 2018 File size: 849KB Published Date: 14/02/2018 Download
pdf Current File size: 160KB Published Date: 18/01/2018
pdf Current Housing cost element of Universal Credit: withdrawing entitlement from 18-21 year olds This Commons Library briefing paper provides information on the decision to restrict entitlement to the housing cost element of Universal Credit for young people aged 18-21. The paper sets out the exemptions that will apply and includes comment on the potential impact of the measure. File size: 844KB Published Date: 15/03/2017 Download
pdf Current Tracking the moving target of welfare reform is a challenge for some. HQN Associate Sue Beasor, has updated our timeline to include the recent changes. We also take a look forward to 2017 and beyond. File size: 178KB Published Date: 21/12/2016
pdf Current Universal Credit social landlord support pack This guide from the Department for Work and Pensions explains what Universal Credit means for landlords, local authorities and tenants. File size: 496KB Published Date: 02/08/2016 Download
pdf Current Evidence issue 17: Welfare conditionality Our special edition of Evidence reports on the first wave of findings from the welfare conditionality project. We look at the use of sanctions, lone parents, migrants, homelessness, offenders, ASB Universal Credit and the support on offer to welfare service users. File size: 839KB Published Date: 21/07/2016 Download
pdf Current Use of Discretionary Housing Payments: financial year 2015/16 This statistical release presents analysis of information submitted to DWP by local authorities, covering the financial year April 2015 to March 2016. File size: 772KB Published Date: 12/07/2016 Download
pdf Current Universal Credit: Data on alternative payment arrangements Statistics on Managed Payment to Landlord (MPTL) Alternative Payment Arrangements (APAs) in the Universal Credit live service. File size: 321KB Published Date: 12/07/2016 Download
pdf Current Universal Credit evaluation framework: 2016 (DWP) This evaluation framework from the Department for Work and Pensions outlines plans for continuing to develop the Universal Credit evidence base and updates the Evaluation Framework document published in December 2012. File size: 278KB Published Date: 11/07/2016 Download
pdf Current Universal Credit: Frequently Asked Questions (Crisis) An FAQ document from Crisis regarding Universal Credit. File size: 149KB Published Date: 04/07/2016 Download
pdf Current The annual abstract of statistics for benefits and indices of prices and earnings (DWP) Released on 29 June, the abstract of statistics contains the following: File size: 518KB Published Date: 29/06/2016 Download
pdf Current The impact of welfare reform in Scotland - tracking study -sweep 4 report The aim of this study was to explore the impact of ongoing welfare changes on a range of working age households in Scotland. The study consisted of four interview sweeps over a three year period (2013-16). File size: 704KB Published Date: 29/06/2016 Download
pdf Current A future of the welfare state thinkpiece (ILC) Published as part of ILC-UK’s 'future of the state' project, this think piece argues that building and sustaining enough housebuilding to meet our chronic undersupply requires action on all levels, not just focused on younger people. File size: 256KB Published Date: 29/06/2016 Download
pdf Current Impact of Universal Credit - report 1 (Northern Housing Consortium) A study by the Northern Housing Consortium surveyed 38 organisations. Within the sample, the average level of rent arrears of Universal Credit claimants in participating organisations has risen by 41.1% since roll out. File size: 248KB Published Date: 22/06/2016 Download
pdf Current The future of Jobcentre Plus inquiry (NAO) This memorandum has been prepared to inform the Work and Pensions Committee’s inquiry into the future of Jobcentre Plus (JCP). As part of its inquiry, the Committee is considering the likely effects of planned welfare policy changes on JCP footfall and the configuration of JCP offices. This memorandum describes the current JCP estate and summarises some of the trends in unemployment benefit caseloads in recent years. File size: 2MB Published Date: 21/06/2016 Download
pdf Current Universal Credit - one year on (NFA & ARCH) This survey provides an update on the impact of the rollout of universal credit (UC) on levels of rent collection and explores some of the factors which may be pushing more UC claimants into arrears. At the time of our survey the 20 organisations who participated housed a total of just over 3,000 households who were in receipt of UC. File size: 1MB Published Date: 07/06/2016 Download
pdf Current DHPs,TA and Universal Support delivered locally: LA insight survey wave 31 (DWP) This research (carried out by NatCen Social Research) presents findings from wave 31 of the local authority insight survey with Housing Benefit managers at 380 local authorities. It covers: File size: 818KB Published Date: 26/05/2016 Download
pdf Current The effects of taxes and benefits on household income: financial year ending 2015 (ONS) Key points include: File size: 1018KB Published Date: 25/05/2016 Download
pdf Current The EU Referendum and UK Poverty (JRF) This is a guide which pulls together existing evidence on work, housing, the economy and welfare. It argues that whether the UK votes to stay or to go, it’s vital that people and places in poverty are not left behind. File size: 131KB Published Date: 24/05/2016 Download
pdf Current Movements of housing benefit claimants in London (NPI) This report from the New Policy Institute explores what housing benefit data can tell us about the mobility of low-income households. It shows the extent to which housing benefit claimants are moving, and how this differs between areas and over time. File size: 245KB Published Date: 24/05/2016 Download
pdf Current The Welfare Reform and Work Act includes many of the changes announced in the 2015 Summer Budget and some that were in the Conservative Party manifesto for the 2015 general election. This briefing paper examines the Act and, for each section, sets out the current situation and what has been changed. It also includes the date that the change takes effect, where available. File size: 448KB Published Date: 12/05/2016
pdf Current Universal Challenge – making a success of Universal Credit (Resolution Foundation) This report sets out a three point plan for the new Secretary of State, designed to both ensure that UC will provide the support needed for families moving into and progressing in work in the future and to make implementation as simple as possible. It argues that Stephen Crabb should restate and reclaim the role of UC in supporting more people into work and then boosting earnings, rather than being a source of savings for the Treasury to meet fiscal targets. File size: 2MB Published Date: 10/05/2016 Download
pdf Current Explanatory note for making a formal application for an exemption to the rent reductions in the Welfare Reforms An explanatory note for making a formal application for an exemption to the rent reductions in the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016. (HCA) The Homes and Communities Agency has issued an explanatory note for making a formal application for an exemption to the rent reductions in the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016. File size: 105KB Published Date: 03/05/2016 Download
pdf Current Managing the welfare cap (NAO) The National Audit Office found that while the cap builds on well-established forecasts of social security and tax credit spending, there are several areas in which analysis and forecasts could be improved. It recommends that HM Treasury should better support the OBR by increasing access to departmental experts and increasing the time that the OBR has to consider the impacts of new policies. File size: 253KB Published Date: 28/04/2016 Download
pdf Current EEA migrants: access to social housing (England) Part 1 of this House of Commons Library briefing paper gives a broad overview of the law governing the rights of European Economic Area (EEA) migrants to access social housing in England. Part 2 considers whether there is any evidence to suggest that EEA migrants are able to “jump the queue” to access social housing more quickly than other applicants. File size: 1MB Published Date: 30/03/2016 Download
pdf Current The March 2016 Budget has been described as a 'missed opportunity in the government's race against time to meet its own housing targets'. We've pulled together some of the key points for members. File size: 214KB Published Date: 17/03/2016
pdf Current The benefit cap - briefing paper (updated March 2016) Originally released in July 2015 and then again in November 2015, this updated version of the House of Commons Library paper explains how the household benefit cap operates and considers evidence of its impact to date. It goes on to consider the government's intention to reduce the cap from £26,000 to £20,000 per year (£23,000 in London). File size: 561KB Published Date: 14/03/2016 Download
pdf Current The uneven impact of welfare reform - the financial losses to places and people (JRF and CRESR) This report updates all the figures for the pre-2015 reforms to take account of the actual outturn. This enables an assessment of the cumulative impact by the end of the present decade along with how much has happened already and how much is still in the pipeline. File size: 4MB Published Date: 10/03/2016 Download
pdf Current Can private landlords refuse to let to Housing Benefit claimants? In a word (at the time of writing) - "yes". There is some evidence to suggest that private landlords are reluctant to let to prospective tenants in receipt of Housing Benefit. This note from the House of Commons Library explains the reasons for that reluctance and why it is not unlawful. File size: 847KB Published Date: 09/03/2016 Download
pdf Current Right to Rent: private landlords' duty to carry out immigration status checks The Immigration Act 2014 requires private sector landlords to check their tenants Right to Rent, which is to say, to ensure that they are not disqualified from privately renting property in the UK as a result of their immigration status. File size: 942KB Published Date: 02/03/2016 Download
pdf Current Impact of the under-occupation deduction from Housing Benefit (social rented housing) This House of Commons Briefing Paper summarises some key findings arising from research into the impact of the under-occupation deduction from Housing Benefit (also referred to as the 'Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy' or 'bedroom tax'). File size: 1MB Published Date: 22/02/2016 Download
pdf Current Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015-16: Lords amendments The Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015-16 had its Third Reading in the House of Lords on 9 February, and the Commons is due to consider Lords amendments on 23 February. File size: 831KB Published Date: 19/02/2016 Download
pdf Current The Aspiration Tax: How our social security system holds back low-paid workers (Equality Trust) The latest report from the Equality Trust examines the high marginal tax rate faced by low income, working parents receiving tax credits, how this rate will increase under the new social security system of Universal Credit, and how this rate is far higher than someone in the richest 1% can expect to pay. File size: 139KB Published Date: 04/02/2016 Download
pdf Current Under-occupying social housing: Housing Benefit entitlement This House of Commons paper provides information on who is affected by the reduction in Housing Benefit when under-occupying a social rented home (also referred to as 'the removal of the Spare Room Subsidy' or the 'bedroom tax'). File size: 1MB Published Date: 03/02/2016 Download
pdf Current The (changing) effects of universal credit (IFS) This report from the IFS claims that Universal Credit will leave families '£1,600 worse off. However it also finds (among other things) that UC would encourage people into work and save £2.7bn a year. File size: 666KB Published Date: 03/02/2016 Download
pdf Current Employing new tactics: the changing distribution of work across British households This Resolution Foundation report investigates what has driven this fall and highlights the policy challenges that remain to further reduce worklessness and move closer towards full employment. File size: 1MB Published Date: 02/02/2016 Download
pdf Current The capping of social rents to the rate of LHA - CSR response from the SFHA This document is the Scottish Federation of Housing Association's call to urgently rethink upcoming changes to Housing Benefit which they believe could cost the social housing sector hundreds of millions of pounds a year and put the health and wellbeing of vulnerable tenants at risk. File size: 235KB Published Date: 27/01/2016 Download
pdf Current Opposition Day debate: Housing Benefit cuts and supported housing These notes were prepared in advance of the opposition day debate on Housing Benefit cuts and supported housing which took place on Wednesday 27 January 2016. File size: 200KB Published Date: 26/01/2016 Download
pdf Current Cities outlook 2016 (Centre for Cities) This year’s Cities Outlook claims that while 14 cities can be said to be achieving the 'higher-wage, low-welfare' economy goal already, almost half have lower wages, and higher welfare, than the national average. Moreover, welfare spending since 2010 has grown at a much faster rate in high-wage cities, largely the result of rising housing benefit payments. File size: 2MB Published Date: 26/01/2016 Download
pdf Current Immigration Bill – statement of concern Statement from the Scottish Refugee Council on the impact of the Immigration Bill in both the UK generally and including in its constituent nations especially in Scotland. File size: 105KB Published Date: 22/01/2016 Download
pdf Current Fixing Broken Britain? (Civitas) This report is a lengthy audit of working-age welfare reform since 2010. File size: 1MB Published Date: 19/01/2016 Download
pdf Current New State Pension: impact on an individuals pension entitlement – longer term effects This DWP research report provides analysis on the effects of the new State Pension on an individual’s pension entitlement, including the impact on specific groups. File size: 403KB Published Date: 14/01/2016 Download
pdf Current The UN Inquiry into the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the UK With sections on covering accessible housing, under-occupancy and benefit/welfare issues, this briefing paper provides information on details of the inquiry and an overview of the government's policies in relation to people with disabilities. File size: 590KB Published Date: 14/01/2016 Download
pdf Current Local welfare provision (NAO report) - January 2016 This report from the National Audit Office examines how English councils have implemented local welfare provision since April 2013 and the challenges councils face sustaining provision. It provides advice to councils on issues to consider when deciding what support they provide to meet local welfare needs. File size: 2MB Published Date: 12/01/2016 Download
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