There are currently 76,000 Universal Credit claimants across Wales and the benefit is now the default for most working age people needing financial support.
The intention by UK Government is that all eligible claimants will be transferred to the new system by the end of 2023. At the end...more
A report released by Welsh Government today has revealed that an average of 8,300 additional housing units will be required annually in Wales over the next five years.
The report, based on a new method of calculating housing need and demand in Wales, shows that the number of homes being...more
Welsh Housing Association tenants could be underpaid a week’s rent due to the way the current Universal Credit system is set up.
Under the Housing Benefit system, housing costs are paid weekly. Under Universal Credit, payment cycles are monthly, calculated by multiplying weekly payment...more
Figures released today shows the vital role of Welsh Housing Associations to the economy in Wales. We commissioned Beaufort to gather data from Welsh housing associations for the latest socio-economic impact report.
The report shows that:
- Over £1.2billion spent in 2017/18, up 13.5%...more
The Department for Work and Pensions has announced plans to abandon a benefits limit on families with more than two children, born before the system was introduced in April 2017.
There are currently 68,000 claimants of Universal Credit in Wales, a third of these claimants have...more
The new First Minister for Wales, Mark Drakeford has today announced his cabinet.
Stuart Ropke, Chief Executive at Community Housing Cymru said:
“We welcome the appointment of Julie James to position of Minister for Housing and Local Government.
The elevation of housing to the cabinet...more
At CHC we’re really pleased to launch our new podcast: ‘Around The Houses.’
The podcast addresses issues affecting social housing, and aims to show the sector is more than just bricks and mortar. Each episode sets out to unpick a matter impacting the social housing sector, and the...more
Affordable Housing Review panel urged to be bold, brave and think long-term in recommendations to achieve 75,000 homes goal by 2036.
In November 2017, we called for a review of affordable housing policy in Wales to enable housing associations to achieve their full potential.
UK Government yesterday released the report of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) following their scrutiny of the Universal Credit managed migration regulations. As part of this scrutiny of the regulations, they undertook a consultation, with recommendations on how UK...more
Today’s UK Government Budget has seen Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond reveal his spending plans for 2019/20, including a number of major announcements on housing and welfare spending. Major announcements include:
- £1bn of investment over five years to help support the...more