News and policy updates

Store of the weekly news and policy updates from the past year.

22 June 2017 PDF (126kB) RIEN news and policy update 13/2017

RIEN news and policy update 13/2017

RIEN Associate, Sue Beasor, has collated the useful news stories and reports from the last couple of weeks into a useful…

27 October 2016 PDF (192kB) RIEN news and policy update 22/2016

RIEN news and policy update 22/2016

Here is this week’s Welfare Reform policy update from RIEN Lead Associate Tony Newman. The news and useful…

13 October 2016 PDF (238kB) RIEN news and policy update 21/2016

RIEN news and policy update 21/2016

Here is this week’s Welfare Reform policy update from RIEN Lead Associate Tony Newman. The news and useful…

29 September 2016 PDF (183kB) RIEN news and policy update 20/2016

RIEN news and policy update 20/2016

Here is this week’s Welfare Reform policy update from RIEN Lead Associate Tony Newman. The news and useful…

22 September 2016 PDF (201kB) RIEN news and policy update 19/2016

RIEN news and policy update 19/2016

Here is this week’s Welfare Reform policy update from RIEN Lead Associate Tony Newman. The news and useful…

01 September 2016 PDF (194kB) RIEN news and policy update 18/2016

RIEN news and policy update 18/2016

Here is this week’s Welfare Reform policy update from RIEN Lead Associate Tony Newman. The news and useful…

18 August 2016 PDF (217kB) RIEN news and policy update 17/2016

RIEN news and policy update 17/2016

Here is this week’s Welfare Reform policy update from RIEN Lead Associate Tony Newman. The news and useful…

04 August 2016 PDF (240kB) RIEN news and policy update 16/2016

RIEN news and policy update 16/2016

Here is this week’s Welfare Reform policy update from RIEN Lead Associate Tony Newman. The news and useful…

23 June 2016 PDF (182kB) RIEN news and policy update 13/2016

RIEN news and policy update 13/2016

Here is this week’s news and policy update from RIEN Lead Associate Tony Newman. The news and useful reports…

09 June 2016 PDF (190kB) RIEN news and policy update 12/2016

RIEN news and policy update 12/2016

Here is this week’s news and policy update from RIEN Lead Associate Tony Newman. The news and useful reports from…

26 May 2016 PDF (163kB) RIEN news and policy update 11/2016

RIEN news and policy update 11/2016

Here is this week’s news and policy update from RIEN Lead Associate Tony Newman. The news and useful reports from…

12 May 2016 PDF (218kB) RIEN news and policy update 10/2016

RIEN news and policy update 10/2016

Here is this week’s news and policy update from RIEN Lead Associate Tony Newman. The news and useful reports from…

28 April 2016 PDF (222kB) RIEN news and policy update 9/2016

RIEN news and policy update 9/2016

Here is this week’s news and policy update from RIEN Lead Associate Tony Newman. The news and useful reports from…

14 April 2016 PDF (186kB) RIEN news and policy update 8/2016

RIEN news and policy update 8/2016

Here is this week’s news and policy update from RIEN Lead Associate Tony Newman. The news and useful reports from…

31 March 2016 PDF (139kB) RIEN news and policy update 7/2016

RIEN news and policy update 7/2016

Here is this week’s news and policy update from RIEN Lead Associate Tony Newman. The news and useful reports…

17 March 2016 PDF (191kB) RIEN news and policy update 6/2016

RIEN news and policy update 6/2016

Here is this week’s news and policy update from RIEN Lead Associate Tony Newman. The news and useful reports…

03 March 2016 PDF (165kB) RIEN news and policy update 5/2016

RIEN news and policy update 5/2016

Here is this week’s news and policy update from RIEN Lead Associate Tony Newman. The news and useful reports…

18 February 2016 PDF (234kB) RIEN news and policy update 4/2016

RIEN news and policy update 4/2016

Here is this week’s news and policy update from RIEN Lead Associate Tony Newman. The news and useful reports…

04 February 2016 PDF (141kB) RIEN news and policy update 3/2016

RIEN news and policy update 3/2016

Here is this week’s news and policy update from RIEN Lead Associate Tony Newman. The news and useful reports from…

28 January 2016 PDF (156kB) RIEN Welfare Reform policy update 2

RIEN Welfare Reform policy update 2

Here is this week’s Wefare Reform policy update from RIEN Associate Sue Beasor. The news and useful reports…

21 January 2016 PDF (159kB) RIEN news and policy update 2/2016

RIEN news and policy update 2/2016

Here is this week’s news and policy update from RIEN Lead Associate Tony Newman. The news and useful reports…

07 January 2016 PDF (175kB) RIEN news and policy update 1/2016

RIEN news and policy update 1/2016

Here is this week’s news and policy update from RIEN Lead Associate Tony Newman. The news and useful reports…

10 December 2015 PDF (155kB) News and policy update 25/2015

News and policy update 25/2015

Here is this week’s news and policy update from RIEN Lead Associate Tony Newman. As usual it has been collated…

12 November 2015 PDF (213kB) News and policy update 23/2015

News and policy update 23/2015

The latest news announcements and policy statements have been once again captured by RIEN Associate Tony Newman and…

29 October 2015 PDF (170kB) News and policy update 22/2015

News and policy update 22/2015

The latest news announcements and policy statements have been once again captured by RIEN Associate Tony Newman and…

15 October 2015 PDF (224kB) News and policy update 21/2015

News and policy update 21/2015

The latest news announcements and policy statements have been captured by RIEN Associate Tony Newman and collated…

01 October 2015 PDF (114kB) News and policy update 20/2015

News and policy update 20/2015

The latest news announcements and policy statements have been captured by RIEN Associate Tony Newman and collated…

18 September 2015 PDF (150kB) News and policy update 19/2015

News and policy update 19/2015

The latest news announcements and policy statements have been captured by RIEN Associate Tony Newman and collated…

03 September 2015 PDF (136kB) News and policy update 18/2015

News and policy update 18/2015

The latest news announcements and policy statements have been captured by RIEN Associate Tony Newman and collated…

20 August 2015 PDF (271kB) News and policy update 17/2015

News and policy update 17/2015

The latest news announcements and policy statements since early August have been captured by RIEN Associate Tony…

06 August 2015 PDF (179kB) News and policy update 16/2015

News and policy update 16/2015

Despite it being peak holiday season there has nevertheless been plenty of activity in terms of news and policy…

23 July 2015 PDF (199kB) News and policy update 15/2015

News and policy update 15/2015

All of the most recent key income management news items and policy announcements have been collated into this summary…

09 July 2015 PDF (193kB) News and policy update 14/2015

News and policy update 14/2015

The latest income management and rent collection announcements and news items have been collated by RIEN Associate…

25 June 2015 PDF (188kB) News and policy update 13/2015

News and policy update 13/2015

The latest news and policy announcements from across the sector have been collated into this at-a-glance summary by…

11 June 2015 PDF (143kB) News and policy update 12/2015

News and policy update 12/2015

Here’s the latest update of all of all the key income management news and policy announcements from early June,…

28 May 2015 PDF (158kB) News and policy update 11/2015

News and policy update 11/2015

In the week of the Queen’s Speech to open the first term of the new government, here’s the latest digest of…

14 May 2015 PDF (151kB) News and policy update 10/2015

News and policy update 10/2015

As a new government takes office, here is the latest digest the latest income management news and policy announcements…

30 April 2015 PDF (163kB) News and policy update 09/2015

News and policy update 09/2015

In the last welfare reform and Universal Credit digest before the election, RIEN Asociate Sue Beasor has collated all…

16 April 2015 PDF (165kB) News and policy update 08/2015

News and policy update 08/2015

There has been a raft of news announcements over the past week or so. Here’s the latest digest of the key…

02 April 2015 PDF (138kB) News and policy update 07/2015

News and policy update 07/2015

As we reach the end of the 2014/15 financial year and the start of 2015/16, here’s the latest digest of the key…

19 March 2015 PDF (145kB) News and policy update 06/2015

News and policy update 06/2015

This week’s news and announcements from across the sector have been collated into this easy-read summary by…

05 March 2015 PDF (134kB) News and policy update 05/2015

News and policy update 05/2015

There has been a fair bit of activity in terms of news and policy announcements relating to income management over the…

19 February 2015 PDF (136kB) News and policy update 04/2015

News and policy update 04/2015

All the latest news and announcements if interest to income management practitioners from across the sector have been…

05 February 2015 PDF (196kB) News and policy update 03/2015

News and policy update 03/2015

As we move into February, here’s a summary of the latest issues and announcements across the sector at the end of…

22 January 2015 PDF (141kB) News and policy update 02/2015

News and policy update 02/2015

The latest issues and policy announcements from across the sector in respect of rent collection and income management…

08 January 2015 PDF (112kB) News and policy update 01/2015

News and policy update 01/2015

This first update of 2015 summarises all of the key announcements of note within income management from over the…

11 December 2014 PDF (131kB) News and policy update 25/2014

News and policy update 25/2014

The latest news and policy issues from the sector in relation to income management and rent collection have been…

04 December 2014 PDF (132kB) News and policy update 24/2014

News and policy update 24/2014

The latest issues in the headlines from across the sector are collated into this new update.

20 November 2014 PDF (125kB) News and policy update 23/2014

News and policy update 23/2014

The latest issues of note in respect of income management and rent collection are all within this week’s…

06 November 2014 PDF (151kB) News and policy update 22/2014

News and policy update 22/2014

As we reach the start of November, the latest ‘fireworks’ lighting up the headlines have been collated…

23 October 2014 PDF (165kB) News and policy update 21/2014

News and policy update 21/2014

The latest news and policy announcements have been collated into this at-a-glance digest of the issues from the past…

09 October 2014 PDF (125kB) News and policy update 20/2014

News and policy update 20/2014

All of the key announcements and issues in the headlines have been collated into this week’s at-a-glance…

25 September 2014 PDF (128kB) News and policy update 19/2014

News and policy update 19/2014

Here is the latest digest of the income management issues in the headlines over the past week or so.

11 September 2014 PDF (115kB) News and policy update 18/2014

News and policy update 18/2014

As we move towards the middle of the month, here’s the latest digest of all the key issues in respect of income…

28 August 2014 PDF (120kB) News and policy update 17/2014

News and policy update 17/2014

A somewhat quieter time for announcements due to the holiday period and the bank holiday weekend, but there have still…

14 August 2014 PDF (127kB) News and policy update 16/2014

News and policy update 16/2014

The key income management issues from the first week or so in August have been collated into this week’s summary.

31 July 2014 PDF (133kB) News and policy update 15/2014

News and policy update 15/2014

There has been a variety of issues in the headlines over the past week or so, with fuel poverty, debt, community banks,…

03 July 2014 PDF (156kB) News and policy update 13/2014

News and policy update 13/2014

This week’s news and policy update collates all of the key income management issues in the headlines in the last…

19 June 2014 PDF (135kB) News and policy update 12/2014

News and policy update 12/2014

Here is the latest update of all of the key income management and rent collection issues in the headlines over the past…

05 June 2014 PDF (125kB) News and policy update 11/2014

News and policy update 11/2014

Government claims digital success with Universal Credit Widening access to Universal Credit information…

22 May 2014 PDF (121kB) News and policy update 10/2014

News and policy update 10/2014

Bedroom tax rules “victimising mentally ill people” Mentally ill patients are victimised by…

08 May 2014 PDF (286kB) News and policy update 09/2014

News and policy update 09/2014

New “help to work” scheme comes into effect for long term unemployed New intensive measures to help…

24 April 2014 PDF (114kB) News and policy update 08/2014

News and policy update 08/2014

Local authorities sitting on £67m funding for poor households A fledgling scheme to provide emergency…

10 April 2014 PDF (121kB) News and policy update 07/2014

News and policy update 07/2014

Commons Committee accuses Government of hampering scrutiny of Universal Credit A Commons committee has accused…

27 February 2014 PDF (115kB) News and policy update 04/2014

News and policy update 04/2014

Disabled people are facing "distress and financial difficulties" owing to the slow processing of claims under a new…

13 February 2014 PDF (126kB) News and policy update 03/2014

News and policy update 03/2014

Freedom of Information research requests to 140 local authorities by the Labour Party have revealed that the number of…

30 January 2014 PDF (123kB) News and policy update 02/2014

News and policy update 02/2014

RLA fears over how benefit claimants will find it harder to find homes to rent when housing benefit is paid to the…

16 January 2014 PDF (117kB) News and policy update 01/2014

News and policy update 01/2014

Around 40,000 people have been wrongly identified as liable for bedroom tax, including some who now face eviction or…

12 December 2013 PDF (173kB) News and policy update 25/2013

News and policy update 25/2013

DWP has published the Universal Credit pathfinder statistics for April 2013 to 30 Sept 2013 with breakdowns including…

28 November 2013 PDF (142kB) News and policy update 24/2013

News and policy update 24/2013

According to a report released this week, nearly nine million people in the UK are 'over-indebted'

15 November 2013 PDF (117kB) News and policy update 23/2013

News and policy update 23/2013

Tenants living in rented homes would have better access to bank accounts and credit if information about rent payments…

31 October 2013 PDF (124kB) News and policy update 22/2013

News and policy update 22/2013

Universal Credit is starting the next phase of its national launch but far more slowly than intended after the…

03 October 2013 PDF (148kB) News and policy update 20/2013

News and policy update 20/2013

The long-term unemployed will have to undertake work placements in return for their benefits, under changes being…

19 September 2013 PDF (167kB) News and policy update 19/2013

News and policy update 19/2013

Prime Minister, David Cameron, has raised doubts over whether the government's flagship welfare reform will be…

05 September 2013 PDF (144kB) News and policy update 18/2013

News and policy update 18/2013

The National Audit Office has slammed the project management and overall value for money of the Universal Credit…

15 August 2013 PDF (123kB) News and policy update 17/2013

News and policy update 17/2013

Latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show that the number of people claiming Housing Benefit…

08 August 2013 PDF (153kB) News and policy update 16/2013

News and policy update 16/2013

The Government has announced an additional £35m in-year funding to help social housing claimants affected by…

25 July 2013 PDF (129kB) News and policy update 15/2013

News and policy update 15/2013

Roll-out of the £500 per week cap on the total amount of benefits that people aged 16-64 can receive has started…

11 July 2013 PDF (170kB) News and policy update 14/2013

News and policy update 14/2013

Two people were shot after trying to evict a tenant from a house in Brixton, London, earlier this week. The woman is an…

27 June 2013 PDF (165kB) News and policy update 13/2013

News and policy update 13/2013

Chancellor George Osborne has set out plans to extend austerity measures into the next Parliament. The cuts are…

13 June 2013 PDF (124kB) News and policy update 12/2013

News and policy update 12/2013

At a special summit held in Manchester last week, Labour councillors representing 36 cities called for the bedroom tax…

30 May 2013 PDF (188kB) News and policy update 11/2013

News and policy update 11/2013

The Work and Pensions Select Committee has decided to examine how the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) releases…

16 May 2013 PDF (164kB) News and policy update 10/2013

News and policy update 10/2013

The High Court is considering ten claims being brought against the government’s ‘Bedroom Tax’…

02 May 2013 PDF (130kB) News and policy update 9/2013

News and policy update 9/2013

The Money Advice Service has signed £30m of grant agreements with debt advice partners across the UK, to support…

18 April 2013 PDF (96.76kB) News and policy update 8/2013

News and policy update 8/2013

The number of households expected to be affected by the government’s cap on benefits has apparently fallen by…

12 April 2013 PDF (144kB) News and policy update 7/2013

News and policy update 7/2013

According to a new report from the National Housing Federation (NHF), the 'bedroom tax' will fail to address…

15 March 2013 PDF (126kB) News and policy update 5/2013

News and policy update 5/2013

The credit ratings for all English housing associations have been downgraded by rating agency Moody's. The…

28 February 2013 PDF (124kB) News and policy update 4/2013

News and policy update 4/2013

Southwark Council, one of the local authorities piloting the Universal Credit as a DWP Demonstration Project, has…

14 February 2013 PDF (152kB) News and policy update 3/2013

News and policy update 3/2013

The government has responded to a Department of Works and Pensions (DWP) Work and Pensions Committee report on…

01 February 2013 PDF (138kB) News and policy update 2/2013

News and policy update 2/2013

New research by Ipsos MORI and the University of Cambridge has found that most housing associations fear a significant…

17 January 2013 PDF (149kB) News and policy update 2/2013

News and policy update 2/2013

More than a third of UK landlords plan to raise rents in 2013, with 24% of them planning inflation-busting increases of…

20 December 2012 PDF (145kB) News and Policy update December 2012

News and Policy update December 2012

As the Universal Credit Regulations were laid in Parliament last week, the Secretary for Work and Pensions, Ian Duncan…

22 November 2012 PDF (165kB) News and policy update November 2012

News and policy update November 2012

Following their latest inquiry, the Work and Pensions Select Committee has called for a delay in the introduction of…

05 July 2012 PDF (113kB) News and Policy Update July 2012

News and Policy Update July 2012

This is probably old news for RIEN members now, but nevertheless we thought that you may find it helpful to have some…

08 March 2012 HTM (138kB) RIEN newsletter 8 March 2012

RIEN newsletter 8 March 2012

Experian has produced a poverty map of the UK. To see how your area is affected, you can read more about the mapping and…

01 March 2012 HTM (146kB) RIEN newsletter 1 March 2012

RIEN newsletter 1 March 2012

We are pleased to provide RIEN members with a quick guide to project management written by HQN Lead Associate Tony…

23 February 2012 HTM (137kB) RIEN newsletter 23 February 2012

RIEN newsletter 23 February 2012

With the news on Tuesday night that MPs have overturned Lords changes to government plans for a so-called…

16 February 2012 HTM (146kB) RIEN newsletter 16 February 2012

RIEN newsletter 16 February 2012

Peers on Wednesday voted by 236 votes to 226 to accept an amendment by crossbench peer Lord Richard Best which would…

09 February 2012 HTM (145kB) RIEN newsletter 9 February 2012

RIEN newsletter 9 February 2012

Case study presentations on procedures; how they deal with DROs and insolvency. What lessons have been learned?

26 January 2012 HTM (119kB) RIEN newsletter 26 January 2012

RIEN newsletter 26 January 2012

The Government promises to press on with controversial cuts to welfare benefit despite Lords defeat.

19 January 2012 HTM (120kB) RIEN newsletter 19 January 2012

RIEN newsletter 19 January 2012

The website is more popular than ever – but are all members using it? We have some great sections on our website…

12 January 2012 HTM (135kB) RIEN newsletter 12 January 2012

RIEN newsletter 12 January 2012

We are busy preparing guidance for our members on the important issues affecting you this year; particularly welfare…

05 January 2012 HTM (105kB) RIEN newsletter 5 January 2012

RIEN newsletter 5 January 2012

Happy new year to all our RIEN members. We have some challenges ahead this year; welfare reform is currently going…