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The impact of the direct payment of housing benefit: evidence from Great Britain

Abstract:

In recent years, a number of welfare reforms have been introduced in the UK by Conservative-led governments. The most high profile of these is Universal Credit (UC), which is currently being rolled out across the country. A key feature of UC is a change in the way the income-related housing allowance for social housing tenants (Housing Benefit) is administered, as under UC, it is paid directly to tenants (direct payment), who are responsible for paying their rent. This represents a step chang...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Blavatnik School of Government
Role:
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Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Housing Studies More from this journal
Volume:
32
Issue:
8
Pages:
1105-1126
Publication date:
2017-03-29
Acceptance date:
2017-02-27
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EISSN:
1466-1810
ISSN:
0267-3037
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uuid:d332d4be-6001-403d-8494-ba1f55d5d127
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pubs:689393
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689393
Deposit date:
2018-09-05

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