Bishop of Durham asks about assistance for private renters with budgetary problems

On 25th October 2017 the Bishop of Durham, Rt Revd Paul Butler, received an answer to a written question on landlord payments for those who have difficulty managing budgets:

The Lord Bishop of Durham: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to increase access to Managed Payment to Landlord Alternative Payment Arrangements for private tenants who have difficulty budgeting on a monthly basis.

 Baroness Buscombe: We have introduced an initiative to make our work coaches “Housing Confident”. Housing Confident means Work Coaches are better able to identify claimants who may be experiencing housing pressure. It also focusses on how work coaches support our claimants and introduce Alternative Payment Arrangements, including Managed Payment to Landlords where necessary.