The UK government’s cap on Local Housing Allowance (LHA) has been delayed for another 12 months for general needs accommodation but will now apply to all tenants who receive Universal Credit when it is introduced in 2019.
Published 22 November 2016
The Salvation Army is calling on the Scottish Government to continue protecting homelessness services amid uncertainty over future Local Housing Allowance funding.
Published 17 November 2016
LHA restrictions will hamper the Scottish Government’s plan to deliver 50,000 homes over the next five years, writes David Bookbinder.
Published 13 October 2016
The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced that proposed changes to its policy on Local Housing Allowance (LHA) will apply to all tenants in supported housing, not only those with new tenancies.
Published 26 September 2016
The UK government has announced that its policy to cap Local Housing Allowance (LHA) for supported accommodation will be put on ice until 2019 when the funding for Scotland will then be transferred to Holyrood.
Published 16 September 2016
The good work of two housing associations has been highlighted in Parliamentary motions by MSPs ahead of a debate on housing in the Scottish Parliament today.
Published 13 September 2016
North Star Housing Group’s Angela Lockwood remembers a meeting between an MP and supported housing service user that crystallises the importance of these services.
Published 16 June 2016
Ahead of today’s Holyrood debate on ‘Dignity, Fairness and Respect and Disability Benefits’, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is highlighting the potentially devastating effects of little known changes to Housing Benefit by the UK government – as well as the action Scottish Government could take to head these off.
Published 9 June 2016
Tenants who receive the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) face an increasingly widening gap between the help with their housing costs and the actual rent they pay, new Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) research has found.
Published 13 May 2016
Tenants of supported accommodation will not be subject to the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) cap on housing benefit until April 2017 after the UK government introduced a year-long exception.
Published 2 March 2016