Safe as Houses - Universal Credit

Southwark was one of the first areas of the country where Universal Credit, the new benefits system administered by national government, was introduced. The council has been committed to monitoring how the Universal Credit benefits system affects our residents. We commissioned the Smith Institute to carry out research examining the impact of Universal Credit on council tenants, particularly in terms of their ability to keep up with rent payments. This research has been set out in three reports over the last two years, called Safe as Houses.


Page last updated: 24 September 2019

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