Social Rent Affordability and Benefits Cap – Report

Affinity Sutton’s analysis of new research by the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR) shows that charging a rent between social and market rent could ease the strain of soaring private rents for thousands of families if they are able to obtain a new housing association home. However, those dependent on benefits and…

Proposed changes to contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance

From the DWP Advisor website.   The Welfare Reform Bill currently going through Parliament is proposing two changes to contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance (ESA): to limit the amount of time that people in the Work Related Activity Group can receive contribution-based ESA to 12 months; and to remove the special contribution criteria for ESA…