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LGA responds to Citizen's Advice report on impact of Universal Credit

“The ability of councils to provide extra support to people to keep rent arrears down is becoming increasingly limited and we also remain concerned about the Government’s significant reductions in Housing Benefit, which can leave people struggling to pay their rent."

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LGA responds to Universal Credit delay

"The Government needs to use this delay to work closely with the LGA, councils and stakeholders so that we can provide the best for vulnerable claimants and ensure no-one loses out on transitional protection. "

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LGA responds to NAO report on Universal Credit

"The Government needs to restore funding to councils for local welfare assistance schemes so they can provide the local safety net to help those struggling to cope with welfare reforms, including the roll out of Universal Credit."

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Budget 2017: LGA responds to Universal Credit announcement

"The measures announced today should allow councils to ensure that fewer claimants get into financial difficulty at the start of their claim."