To help those claiming Universal Credits in the current crisis, the Government has significantly increased the support to pay rent. If you are claiming Universal Credits, then you can apply for a local housing allowance which would be as high as £1,550 per month from April (capped at 30% of market rent). The housing element of Universal Credit can also be used to cover mortgage interest and service charges. If there’s any help we can give in this area, please call us on 01384 376964