Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.

Coronavirus: What's Changed?
The government have put into place numerous measures to help sustain work and provide support for those who most need it during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

To help, we're working flat out to provide useful information on the welfare benefit related measures to ensure everyone who needs help from the welfare system receives it.

Important: This is a fast-changing situation. The information given in these pages is the best we have currently, but we will be updating them constantly.

This section outlines some of the key measures so far announced.



Summary of measures

Job Retention Scheme

Furloughed workers & the JRS

Job Support Scheme

What's happened to it?

Self Employed

Who will be entitled to the SEISS?

Minimum Income Floor

Currently suspended.

Self Isolating

What is self isolation?


What is shielding?


What Regulations have been amended?

Jobcentre Appointments

Who needs to attend Jobcentre Appointments?

Extra £20

Just for 2020? 

Local Housing Allowance

Updated rates from April 2020
New exemption to the SAR.

DWP Debts

DWP Suspended Certain Deductions for a while

Free School Meals

What happening during the school holidays?

Child Benefit claims

What has changed?

Council Tax

Hardship Fund - whose entitled?


What has changed for prisoners on temporary release?

Managed Migration Pilot

UC Managed Migration Pilot suspended

Plan for jobs scheme

Package of measures to support jobs

Law / Guidance

The Coronavirus Act and more