Diary Day 99: An Aside About The Housing Benefit Missing Xmas Payment Cock Up and Universal Credit

On New Years Eve, I opened up my bank account and read the balance. My rent was due on the 3rd January 2016 and, as this was the last day of the month, my new Housing Benefit payment of ¬£909.00 should have been in my account since my recent house move. Housing Benefit is paid […]

Tory Majority Day 81: Finances, Specifically To Do With Low Income, Housing Benefit and Private Rented Housing

There are so many strands of thoughts that have been running around my mind for the last week or so and almost as many potential blog posts. This one will be about finances. It won’t be the last, partly because it’s such a BIG subject that it won’t all get down in one post. Anyone […]

Tory Majority Day 68: Discretionary Housing Payments Won’t Cover Advance Rental Fees

Since last Tuesday when I joined the Labour ¬†Party as a registered member, I’ve been bombarded by promotional materials from various new faces and some old faces like Ken Livingstone as well. The only two people who appear to have a really good grasp about what’s needed in detail to solve the housing crisis in […]