Universal Credit: Councils looking at rent arrears worth millions

By Hiba Mahamadi | 24 October 2017

Rent arrears among council tenants claiming Universal Credit (UC) across the UK could reach several hundred million pounds by the end of the rollout, a new report has warned.

The research was carried out by the Smith Institute, commissioned by Southwark and Croydon LBCs, which were among the first areas to trial UC.

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