A rising number of council tenants are being evicted in Dundee, prompting concern from a homelessness charity.
Introduction of a controversial new benefit system in the kingdom has racked up rent arrears of £1.53 million, Fife Council has revealed.
Fife Council’s rent arrears are rocketing faster than ever with the authority now owed nearly £10 million.
Angus housing chiefs are making inroads into tackling the area’s seven-figure rent arrears problem.
A push to reduce rent arrears by Perth and Kinross Council is working, but the authority is still owed more than £1 million.
Fife MP Lesley Laird has called for an emergency overhaul of Universal Credit after latest figures painted a grim picture of rising poverty across the region.
Rent arrears owed by Fife Council tenants have soared by £100,000 a month since the roll out of Universal Credit.
War of words breaks out over rent arrears as housing chief accuses councillor of “ill informed nonsense”
A Tayside housing chief has rounded on an Angus councillor for what he described as his “negative portrayal of social housing tenants and the homeless”.
Angus Council has been told to do more to stop rent dodgers “from gaining free accommodation at everyone else’s expense”.
Ripples of Universal Credit impact are already being felt on the Angus council house rent arrears account.