Benefit tenants are reported to be nervous about the budgeting pressures of the new universal credit.
Research by the Social Market Foundation shows that most social tenants in receipt of housing benefit would prefer it if their rent payment were made directly to their landlords.
Of the thirty
low-income households interviewed most were ‘strongly opposed’ to receiving
their rental payments, worried about managing their household budgets effectively.
Let's hope the government listen to common sense on this one.
Read in Inside Housing