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Benefit Changes

We have had several changes to the benefit system over previous years and with more changes to come we know it can be complicated. If you're unsure as to which in or out of work benefits you may be entitled to please contact us for free advice or a benefit check.

 moneyadvice@starhousing.org.uk.

 Upcoming changes that may affect you:

 New benefit cap from December 2016

The benefit cap is being reduced to £20,000 per annum for non-working families. Everyone affected should have been contacted by the DWP and Shropshire Council explaining the options and help available. If you think this may affect your family and you’d like to chat about the options please contact us.

Proposed removal of housing costs for 18- 21s

Removing the automatic entitlement to housing costs for 18-21 year olds within Universal Credit. We are still waiting for further guidance from the DWP regarding this policy.

Local Housing Allowance and Housing Benefit.

Anyone taking a new general needs tenancy from April 2016 are likely to be affected by the new rules that will come into effect from April 2019. This will mean your housing benefit could reduce to the LHA applicable to your property. Before making that final decision to move house please contact the team for advice.  

Council Tax

Please contact Shropshire Council tax team for more information:
0345 678 9001 www.shropshire.gov.uk 

Relevant Documents and links:

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Our Annual General Meeting 2017

This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 17th October in Shrewsbury from 12 until 2pm. The meeting will provide you with the chance to hear what has been achieved this year, meet our Board Members and our Senior Management Team.

New Rents Calendar

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Gas Safety Week 2017

From 18.09.2017 to 24.09.2017

This week (18th until 24th September 2017) is Gas Safety Week.