It is important that you report your rent increase through your online Universal Credit account so that the amount of Universal Credit you receive is correct.
This can be done by logging into your Universal Credit account, clicking ‘report a change’ and then selecting ‘change to your Housing Costs’.
You will then be asked to enter the number of bedrooms in your property followed by your rent and service charge breakdown for 2019/20. Remember that both the rent and service charges need to be put in separately.
If you need to know what these are or have any questions regarding this process please contact the Money Matters team on 01656 762582.