DWP consultation seeking views on allowing sharing of Universal Credit information with social landlords to enable them to support tenants

The DWP consultation asking for views on whether Universal Credit information should be shared with social landlords, to enable them to help tenants, closes on 19th October 2014, 11:45pm

From the DWP release

This consultation asks for views on the draft regulations which amend the Social Security (Information-sharing in relation to Welfare Services etc.) Regulations 2012. These allow the Secretary of State to share relevant information with social landlords in certain situations. The information shared by DWP will enable social landlords to assess and provide support to their tenants who have made Universal Credit (UC) claims or receive UC.

Social landlords will include registered social landlords, local authorities with their own housing stock, and arms length management organisations.

The proposed changes will come into force in January 2015 and will be implemented from February 2015 onwards.

We would be interested in views from any source and particularly welcome comments on the draft regulations from:

  • social landlords
  • social landlord groups, including housing associations
  • local authorities (as social landlords)
  • social sector housing arms length bodies
  • social sector housing tenant groups
  • social sector housing tenant participation groups
  • UC claimants receiving housing costs
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