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Places left for next week's course: Maximising benefits for rent

02 October 2019
Are you a housing worker or adviser in Glasgow area? Book on our 1-day training course on 8 October.

Benefits for young people in further education or training

This factsheet covers the rules for young people in further education or on certain training courses claiming means-tested benefits.

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction Legislation, with supplement 2018/19 31st Edition

£128.00
Our annual volume of up-to-date legislation with expert commentary remains the definitive guide to housing benefit legislation, and also legislation governing the council tax reduction schemes in England, Wales and Scotland.

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction Legislation 2018/19 31st Edition

£112.00
Our annual volume of up-to-date legislation with expert commentary remains the definitive guide to housing benefit legislation, and also legislation governing the council tax reduction schemes in England, Wales and Scotland.

Early Warning System Briefing: Social security support for housing

22 March 2019
Evidence submitted for the Social Security Committee's inquiry on social security support for housing.

Discretionary housing payments in Scotland

Find out more about the local authority fund for extra help with housing costs.

Single mother forced into homelessness by housing benefit shortfall goes to Supreme Court

31 January 2019
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and homeless charity Shelter are supporting a Supreme Court case today on behalf of a lone mother who was treated as intentionally homeless because she didn’t use her non-housing benefits that are intended to cover other living costs to cover the £35 weekly gap between her housing benefit and her rent.

Too simple: the failure of universal credit assessment periods

08 August 2018
In the ‘simple’ world of universal credit, monthly assessment periods are the supposedly ‘neat’ way of judging what financial support families should get based on their earnings and circumstances.

Rough justice: problems with monthly assessment of pay and circumstances in universal credit, and what can be done about them

06 August 2018
This report identifies a range of problems arising from the rigid system of monthly assessment of both income and circumstances in universal credit, based on cases from CPAG’s Early Warning System, and proposes practical solutions.