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RENTS: MPs vote through 3.1% increase in benefits payments to tenants

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Payments of Universal Credit and Housing Benefit to claimants are to rise by 3.1% this year, it has been confirmed.

Landlord tackles benefits minister over Universal Credit payments problems

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Experienced benefits landlord Mick Roberts (main pic, right) is despairing after a DWP minister gave him incorrect information about a long-standing payment...

Problems loom for ‘rent-to-rent’ as DWP demands Covid cash back

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People in receipt of Universal Credit renting in properties via ‘rent-to-rent’ arrangements face being asked to repay back-dated housing payments due to...

Fix Universal Credit housing payments once and for all, says leading...

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The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has been criticised once again for the way it pays Universal Credit (UC) direct to...

LATEST: Government’s annual housing benefit bill rises to £30 billion

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The government is expecting to spend and eye-watering £30 billion on housing benefit for tenants this year, DWP minister Will Quince has...

EXCLUSIVE: Landlord wins battle with DWP over ‘failing’ UC payments system

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A Nottingham landlord has vowed to keep challenging the DWP with possibly hundreds of complaints after scoring his second victory against the...

BREAKING: Universal Credit support system for landlords is ‘crumbling’ under Covid

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Universal Credit expert Bill Irvine is warning landlords that both the DWP helpline and email escalation system via dedicated district managers designed...

Universal Credit payments direct to landlords ‘must be made easier’ MPs...

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MPs have urged the DWP to amend the benefits system so that it’s easier to make direct payments to landlords.

Benefits cap has hit 150,000 renters, DWP figures reveal

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Homeless charity Shelter is urging the Government to scrap the benefits cap for at least the duration of the pandemic after new...

Minister dashes hopes that new Universal Credit system will see direct...

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Despite praising the new online Alternative Payment Arrangements system, Secretary of State Thérèse Coffey has told...