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  • #39052
    RobBox
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    #110684
    michaelh
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    weird – so if only 20% of clmts will be affected, why change it??? I am rather baffled by this.

    May be too much :beer: swilling around the house of lords…. đŸ™‚

    #110687
    Anonymous
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    Looks to me like nothing is being changed – they’re keeping the same arrangements as those that have been in place in HB for years…

    #110689
    michaelh
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    exactly Mike, that is why I am so baffled. It is being portrayed as a grand idea…..when nothing will have changed really

    #110690
    RobBox
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    Mike, your comment about too much :beer: may be right.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-14909062

    #110695
    michaelh
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    Rob, I read this report during my lunch and nearly choked on a piece of onion…

    Only in the house of lords eh! shocking!!

    #110880
    Anonymous
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    Why is a member of the House of Lords able to get away with such blatant racism? You can imagine the fuss if an English newspaper had printed this. Absolutely shocking

    #110884
    John Boxall
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    As far as I understand it very few UK families have more than 3 children, and even 3 child families are becoming less usual…….

    Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery. The blossom is blighted, the leaf is withered, the god of day goes down upon the dreary scene, and—and in short you are for ever floored.

    Wilkins Micawber, Ch12 David Copperfield

    #110887
    Anonymous
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    In this article reference is made to a pilot that has already been carried out involving direct payment of HB rent allowances to RSL claimants.I do have a faint recollection of such an initiative not long after the roll out of LHA, possibly in the South East of England or in London.Can anyone shed any more light on it and whether any report was made available for public consumption?

    http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/development/reforms-to-construction-of-larger-homes/6517858.article

    #110923
    jamcon
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    It was London & Quadrant a few years ago. I don’t know if the full results were published, but this may be useful:-

    http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/journals/insidehousing/legacydata/uploads/pdfs/1080229497_IH.040227.020-021.pdf

    #110951
    peterdelamothe
    Keymaster

    I do remember it – rent arrears were said to have soared but L and Q refused to give out the info.

    The interesting thing about “switching” these payments is who is then responsible for the overpayments? The landlord? No such thing as non recoverable official error overpayments under UC of course.

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