The changes have caused concern over a potential rise in rent arrears.
( I found this on Landlordnews.co.uk, so clearly it is of concern to Landlords!)
At present, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) calculates a person’s Universal Credit monthly. If they earn over a certain threshold that month, their entitlement is reduced or removed. Under the new rules, the DWP will take six months of previous earnings into account.
This means that for a claimant who earns a higher amount in one month, but nothing the next month, they may be unable to claim for up to six months. The change only applies to those making repeating claims within six months of a previous claim ending.
The DWP predicts…
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