The Challenges for Scottish RSLs with Universal Credit

The impact of Universal Credit has been felt by Scottish RSLs (Registered Social Landlords) and other institutions who have had first-hand experience of how it is having devastating consequences on many of its claimants. It is because of evidential data around the...

London Council Housing in Crisis?

Talk about housing in London and you will hear about the cost of rent and an unaffordable property ladder. For so long the safety net for those unable to afford to rent or buy has been London council housing. But now council housing in London is in crisis, according...

Universal Credit: A Crisis you can avert!

Universal Credit is looming and there is one thing that social landlords cannot do and that is ‘do nothing’. Data and comment, included in this blog, comes from a variety of well-placed sources, including: First Choice Homes Oldham, City West Housing Trust (part of...

Navigating the Maze – Collecting the Rent

Most landlords are going to have around a 50% increase on rent they need to collect in the way of direct payments, and managing these cases will be cost 500%* more than Housing Benefit cases. And 89%** of those tenants on Universal Credit are in arrears. This is the...

Why DeepMind’s Victory is Good News for Housing

This month Google’s Deepmind Artificial Intelligence (AI) application has beaten one of the world’s leading Go players, Lee Se-dol of South Korea, not really news that will excite the housing sector, but news nonetheless that it should take notice of. Go, an ancient...