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on low incomes and people with disabilities in Scotland will
be among the hardest hit by the changes to Housing Benefit (England, Scotland, Wales).
This is according to a new report,
The Impact of Welfare Reform on Housing Associations and Housing
Co-operatives in Scotland (link opens in a new
window), published by the Scottish Federation of Housing
Although some reforms have already started, more changes will
begin in April 2013, including the phasing out of Housing Benefit
which will be included in the new benefit Universal Credit. This transition should be
completed by 2017.
The report looks at the direct and indirect impacts of welfare
reform on housing associations and co-operatives in Scotland.
It suggests that these reforms will result in a loss of benefit
for working age tenants in the HA and Co-op sector in the region of
£123m to £228m, by 2017.
Read The Scotsman news article (link opens in a new window)
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