“Rent arrears could rocket!

"A million people living in social housing could struggle with their rent and end up in debt as a result of the Government’s welfare shakeup, warns the National Housing Federation.

A report by Ipsos MORI and the University of Cambridge, commissioned by the Federation, found that most housing associations feared a significant  rise in rent arrears and believed their residents had little or no idea how the welfare changes – which are being rolled-out later this year – would affect them". 

The full report::

Impact of welfare reform on housing associations – 2012 Baseline report
For the National Housing Federation January 2013

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