Tag Archives : DWP

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 […]

Universal Credit: What you need to know

The Government’s new Universal Credit comes into effect at the end of this month. The new benefit starts to roll out in Plymouth from 25 January and as a result of this national policy, Plymouth City Council has signed a delivery partnership agreement with the Department of Work and Pension (DWP) to support residents in […]