Civic Centre Access

Civic Centre Access

The main entrance and reception area of the Civic Centre, Wolverhampton will be temporarily closed from Tuesday 3rd January for up to seven weeks for essential repairs and maintenance being carried out by the FutureSpace programme. From this date everyone coming into...
Universal Credit and Rent Arrears

Universal Credit and Rent Arrears

According to a survey of people on Universal Credit who are in ALMOs like Wolverhampton Homes, over three quarters of those receiving Universal Credit are in arrears, compared to less than one third of tenants overall. Most of the people surveyed said that the...
Universal Credit causing rent arrears

Universal Credit causing rent arrears

Arms-Length companies managing council housing stock have done a survey of their tenants on Univeral Credit. 2,000 households in the survey were receiving Universal Credit, and out of these, 89%, were in arrears and 34% were subject to an alternative payment...
Universal Credit – Wolverhampton

Universal Credit – Wolverhampton

In June we told you about the Government’s plans to roll out Universal Credit and Wolverhampton. Universal Credit now arrives in Wolverhampton from Monday 8th February 2016. It will only be available to a small section of people -single unemployed people without...
New ESA Form

New ESA Form

New ESA Form The government has said in its March stakeholder bulletin that it has improved the ESA50 which is used as part of the work capability assessment for ESA. ‘Following the fourth independent review of the Work Capability Assessment, we have improved...
UC- 7 Day Waiting Period Postponed

UC- 7 Day Waiting Period Postponed

UC- 7 Day Waiting Period Postponed Lord Freud, the Minister for Welfare Reform, has provided an interim response to a Social Security Advisory Committee’s report on a proposed 7 day Universal Credit waiting period in which he states: ‘I wish to consider...
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