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Housing

Universal Credit can include help towards your housing costs.

From April, Local Housing Allowance rates will be increased to the 30th percentile of market rents. This will apply to all private renters who are new Universal Credit claimants, or have an existing Universal Credit claim that includes a housing element, and to existing Housing Benefit claimants.

The government has announced that mortgage lenders will offer a three-month mortgage payment holiday to those struggling to pay.