Decision details

Housing Rent Income

Decision Maker: Community and Enterprise Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To provide scrutiny with an operational update on rent collection, current arrear levels and the strategies now being adopted to mitigate financial risks to the HRA as welfare reforms and Universal Credit are rolled out by the UK Government.


(a)       That the Committee notes the latest financial position for rent arrears in 2018-19 in the context of the UK Government welfare reform programme;


(b)       That the Committee endorses the new measures and interventions being taken to maximise rent income but which also supports tenants to maintain sustainable tenancies; and


(c)       That the Committee supports the robust steps that are necessary to recover arrears from tenants who, despite all interventions, make little or no effort to pay.

Report author: David Barnes

Publication date: 10/01/2019

Date of decision: 07/11/2018

Decided at meeting: 07/11/2018 - Community and Enterprise Overview & Scrutiny Committee

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