The snappily named Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (moratorium Debt) (Consequential Amendment) (England) Regulations came into force on Monday 3 May 2021.
The Government has announced that it will amend The Universal Credit (Housing Costs Element for claimants aged 18 to 21) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (the “Regulations”) that came into force on 1 April 2017.
The Regulations were introduced to restrict the housing costs element of Universal Credit for new claimants aged between 18 and 21 years old, in an attempt to reduce the amount of taxpayers’ money paid towards housing costs. Unless an exemption applied then an 18 to 21 year old Universal Credit claimant would be unable to claim assistance with their rent. This led to many landlords refusing lets to 18 to 21 year olds and also resulted in young Universal Credit eligible claimants having to consider if they truly could afford to live independently without any welfare state assistance with their rent costs.
The U-turn by the Government means that 18 to 21 year olds will no longer need to satisfy any of the additional requirements to be eligible to make a claim to assist them with their housing costs. Landlords will also be relieved to know that they can let to tenants aged 18 to 21 years old who will be eligible and will be able to afford to rent as a result of receiving assistance with the housing costs element of Universal Credit.
Do note that welfare benefit claimants must still satisfy the general eligibility benefit to claim Universal Credit and the benefit cap still applies so any claimant who does not satisfy the requirements or is already receiving the limit, may not be entitled to assistance with the housing costs element.
For more information
What is a post-nuptial agreement and why do people enter it? Find out more in this ebriefing.
This ebriefing considers the Government’s proposals to simplify the procurement procedures, as set out in Chapter 3 of the Green Paper entitled “Using the right procurement procedures”.
In the second of a two-part episode, trainee solicitors Tom Corrigan, Precious Melia and Sike Olawale discuss what a training contract looks like at Anthony Collins Solicitors.
Cases involving large-scale IT contracts are quite rare and the recent case provides a useful judgement for matters involving digital transformation projects which have gone wrong.
From 4 May 2021, The Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space) comes into force. This scheme provides debtors with the right to legal protection from their creditors.
Birmingham-based Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) has announced a raft of new promotions, including appointing three new partners.
EOTs have been aggressively marketed as a tax-free share sale, but that should not deter practitioners from raising EOTs.
Remuneration for the supply of goods and the power to award equitable allowances.
The government did not accept two of the Law Commission’s recommendations - as they saw them as important safeguards in protecting charities interests in property.
To receive invitations to our events, as well as information and articles on legal issues and sector developments that are of interest to you, please sign up to Newsroom.