The Government’s controversial welfare reforms will leave the benefits system more vulnerable to fraud, according to a group of MPs.
The Government decision to press on with welfare reforms means that Universal credit is set to be implemented nationally from October 2013 and replaces a string of existing benefits such as local housing allowance (LHA), [...]
Government want to ensure tenants in the Private Rented Sector are not illegal Immigrants
Government ministers want to ensure tenants in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) are not living in the UK illegally and are already working with local authorities to tackle rogue landlords who exploit immigrants by housing them in ‘beds in sheds’.
Many private sector [...]
Migrants Expected To Make UK Housing Shortage Worse
A fresh wave of UK immigration is expected when quotas on work permits for migrants from Romania and Bulgaria are dropped under EU freedom-of-movement rules.
Major clampdown launched on ‘beds in sheds’
Prior to the Government reshuffle, ministers last week launched a major clampdown on rogue landlords to bring an end to suburban shanty towns that trap vulnerable people in dangerous living conditions.
Ex Housing Minister Grant Shapps and Ex Immigration Minister Damian Green, (who have since been replaced by Mark [...]
With only 2 weeks to go, the UK coalition Government have finally produced guidance on the changes to Energy Performance Certificates, (EPC’s) for residential properties, complete with a contradictory anomaly.
The UK Government’s department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) are now under pressure to clear this up and have indicated that they may release [...]
The new version of the EPC, and the new legislation governing their use, are meant to come into force on Good Friday, 6th April 2012.
However, changes to the rules governing EPCs were supposed to be implemented in July 2011, and then in October 2011. Both dates came and went without any sign of [...]
It has been revealed that the welfare reforms by the UK Con-Dem Government are a serious worry for everyone, even the ministers involved.
The UK Government has been warned in a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron from the office of Eric Pickles, the communities’ secretary, that welfare policies risk making 40,000 families homeless. Exposing [...]