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Welfare reform that will see benefits handed out in one payment direct to tenants are to be rolled out in Greater Manchester and Cheshire six months before the rest of the country from April 2013.
It is envisaged the roll out to the rest of the country will happen over a 4 year period.
It has been well documented that housing providers are concerned about their levels of rent arrears as housing benefit will be paid to tenants rather than to the housing provider direct.
This will potentially have an impact on other areas of social housing provider’s business as it could damage their financial viability and affect their ability to borrow for development schemes.
Posted on 06.06.12
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