What effect will roll out of Universal Credit have, should NBC/NPH be concerned!
What effect will roll out of Universal Credit have, and should NORTHAMPTON Partnership Homes & NBC be concerned!
Northampton DCH say ‘Be very, very concerned’
EMAIL To local press and Leaders of the Groups on the local Council (NBC) has been sent with a link to this
Since the roll out of Universal Credit (UC), nearly 90% of claimants have accumulated rent arrears, according to a recent survey.
The results, published on 17 December by the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) and the Association of Retained Council Housing (ARCH) also show that 34% of claimants are subject to an alternative payment arrangement (APA) – meaning that they had accrued at least eight weeks of arrears
Currently the situation in Northampton based on data from Northampton Defend Council Housing
[i]Based on a stock of 12,000
63% ARE NOT in rent arrears
37% are in arrears
The 37% that are in arrears show that:
89% of them have arrears of less than £680
With 11% of them having arrears of £680 or above
|in arrears less than £680||3980||89%|
|arrears above £680||471||11%|
[i] Based on a stock of 12,000 and at 1st October 2015
[ii] Taken from Freedom of Information responses