Decision details

Housing Rent Income and Welfare Response

Decision Maker: Community & Housing Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Allweddol decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To provide an update on the impacts of welfare reforms and the work that is ongoing to mitigate them.


(a)       That the latest financial position for 2022/23 rent collections be noted;


(b)       That the Committee support the ongoing work to manage the impacts that welfare reform has, and will continue to have, on some of the most vulnerable residents along with implementing support via Welsh Government support measures to mitigate the cost of living crisis; and


(c)        That the Chair, on behalf of the Committee, write to the Department for Work and Pensions to seek their agreement to share information with the Local Authority on which tenants received Universal Credit, to allow for appropriate assistance/support to be provided for any tenants falling into arrears.

Report author: Lynne McAlpine

Publication date: 07/02/2023

Date of decision: 11/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 11/01/2023 - Community & Housing Overview & Scrutiny Committee

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