Reply To: HB migration


One interesting point. HB was basically given to local councils in 1982/3 because rent arrears were soaring and especially council tenant rent arrears. As we are moving towards migration guess what? Council tenant rent arrears are soaring. Up 74 per cent. Guess what is being blamed? Yes the move to universal credit and payment direct to tenants being so hit and miss. What a shock. As if this was not highlighted a dozen times when UC was being designed.