Magazine article Public Finance

Scots Housing Associations Call for a Reform of Benefits

Magazine article Public Finance

Scots Housing Associations Call for a Reform of Benefits

Article excerpt

Scotland's housing associations want the way councils administer housing benefit to be reformed.

A report on a survey, commissioned by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and carried out by consultants Tribal HCH, said: Wen-structured and negotiated partnership working... are the main preferences expressed by associations.'

The results of the survey were disclosed at the SFHA's annual conference in Edinburgh this week.

The report said there was 'significant dissatisfaction among associations with the service in many council areas, with a number of associations expressing interest in administering claims themselves'.

Sheila Gilmore, City of Edinburgh Council executive member for housing, suggested that administrative problems were often caused by rapid changes of circumstances. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.