Universal Credit advice at landlords' forum

Published on 09 November 2015

AN EVENT is taking place to give landlords information on how new benefits will affect them and their tenants.

The new benefit, called Universal Credit, is due to be rolled out across the UK in the coming months, and will replace a range of other benefits, including housing benefit, jobseekers allowance and income support among others.

Universal Credit comes into effect in Leicester in January 2016.

Leicester City Council is running two advice and information sessions on Universal Credit at its Landlords’ Forum event later this month, giving landlords the chance to find out more about what the changes mean.

It takes place in the main hall at City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1FZ, on Tuesday, November 17. Visitors can choose between attending a morning session from 10am to 1pm, or an afternoon session from 2pm to 5pm.

Landlords wanting to attend need to sign up, specifying the session they want to go to. This can be done by emailing: SDIO@leicester.gov.uk

Leicester assistant city mayor for housing, Cllr Andy Connelly, said: “The introduction of Universal Credit means a big change for people who receive existing benefits, so this forum gives landlords the chance to find out what it will mean to them.

“The two sessions will give landlords information on how Universal Credit will work, how payments will be made, and will give them a chance to ask questions and get further information.”

Further information is also available at www.leicester.gov.uk/universalcredit