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TOPIC: Rent Arrears Swell with Universal Credit.

Rent Arrears Swell with Universal Credit. 19 Aug 2017 13:11 #4002

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Rent Arrears Swell with Universal Credit. 19 Aug 2017 16:34 #4003

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Seems to me that the big problem is the long wait for the first payment. This would plunge many into financial difficulties. Even if they get hardship payment, this is removed from UC in large wads until repaid. It's a recipe for disaster whencouncil tax and full rent have to be paid.
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Why should I let the toad work, Squat on my life?
Can't I use my wit as a pitchfork And drive the brute off?
Six days of the week it soils,With its sickening poison -
Just for paying a few bills! That's out of proportion...
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Rent Arrears Swell with Universal Credit. 20 Aug 2017 11:35 #4004

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No surprise at all, Direct HB to the Landlord is common sense;
Just do not understand this stupid Disaster of HB to the tenant;
It's crystal clear what was going to happen, and Has.
Why are the torys so thick and stupid?
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Rent Arrears Swell with Universal Credit. 21 Aug 2017 21:10 #4005

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hello everyone,

Was listening to a long programme on LBC radio yesterday which covered an in depth view of the sanctions fun and games and making ex servicemen homless into the bargain so to speak.

Its a crime against the poorest in society. :evil:
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Rent Arrears Swell with Universal Credit. 22 Aug 2017 11:40 #4006

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I think the HB/Rent element should be separately safe guarded when any sanction or gaps are involved to prevent arrears or any other stressors brought about by Universal Credit. The living expenses and HB should be separate entities, yet they are not.
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Rent Arrears Swell with Universal Credit. 28 Aug 2017 15:17 #4042

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comply or die wrote:
I think the HB/Rent element should be separately safe guarded when any sanction or gaps are involved to prevent arrears or any other stressors brought about by Universal Credit. The living expenses and HB should be separate entities, yet they are not.




Totally agree Comply but the SSP club have designed the system like this to cause the utter most stress to people who are already down on their luck.

Anyone with an ounce of common sense, or a brain bigger than an ant would've seen this problem and dealt with it accordingly.

Our so called political elite,i use that term loosely speaking, had no intention what-so ever of showing compassion or any hope of changing the system ASAP,none of them give a toss.


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Rent Arrears Swell with Universal Credit. 30 Aug 2017 11:51 #4046

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my 1st UC payment took 7 weeks and the 2nd was underpaid.

Just how the gov like it.

work pays, try starting a business they say greeeeattttt!!!! and then tax you at 63%
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Rent Arrears Swell with Universal Credit. 30 Aug 2017 12:14 #4048

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Starting a business is suicidal. I wouldn`t even look at it unless (a) I had the stamina for it and (b) my fees were all paid for. Good way of racking up huge debts for yourself. Bloody UC is doing it`s job alright. There is a small article in my local newspaper today stating that it`s already caused council rent arrears since June this year. Something has to be done.
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