Universal Credit leads to council tenants owing almost £120,000 in rent

Universal Credit has already left more than 100 council tenants across Nuneaton and Bedworth owing almost £120,000 in rent.
The first snapshot of how the government’s new single benefit payment has impacted the borough has revealed a shocking picture.
According to borough council figures, as of December 14 last year, there were 156 Local Authority (LA) tenants claiming Universal Credit (UC) and, of these, 126 were in arrears with their rent.
In fact, the total amount of money owed was £118,000 and 60 per cent of them had arrears equivalent to four weeks rent or more.
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8 January 2018 in Regional West, Views: 34
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