Tag Archives : Department for Work and Pensions


Plymouth calls on Government to take action on Housing Benefit overpayments

Plymouth City Council is working with the Local Government Association (LGA) to call on the Government to tackle the issue of Housing Benefit overpayments, which contributes to a loss of £1 million a year to Plymouth taxpayers. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) pays a subsidy to councils including Plymouth to administer Housing Benefit, […]


Free event for private landlords on the new Universal Credit scheme

Now that the Government’s new Universal Credit scheme has been introduced the City Council is hosting a special event to explain the changes for private landlords. Universal Credit is a single monthly payment for people in or out of work, which merges together some of the benefits and tax credits that people currently receive. Universal […]