Welfare Reform and Work Bill

to be moved
on report

[Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List]

After Clause 31


[In substitution for Amendment 46]


Insert the following new Clause—

“Housing costs: payments to landlords

Housing costs: payments to landlords

(1)     Regulations made by the Secretary of State under section 5 of the Social
Security Administration Act 1992 (claims and payments regulations) must
provide for the payment of the housing costs element of an award of
universal credit to the landlord where the claimant requests such payment
to be made to the landlord.

(2)     In this section—

“landlord” means the person who is entitled to payment of rent for the
occupation of the accommodation occupied by the claimant as his
or her home;

“rent” includes the license or similar payment for the use and
occupation of the accommodation.”


Prepared 27th January 2016