On 11th April 2022, rent prices increased by 4.1% in line with the Government Rent Standard which allows rent increases of Consumer Price Index (CPI) +1%.

Letters have been issued to all households affected by the increase, explaining in more detail what the new rent will be. 

If you receive Universal Credit to pay your rent, it is important you update your Universal Credit account online with your new rent figure for 2022-23 by week commencing 4th April.

Failure to do so could result in you falling into arrears. If you have any questions or need help to do this, please get in touch.

We anticipate that some customers may need extra support making their money go further due to rent and cost of living increases.  If you do need extra support paying your rent and meeting the cost of your other bills, S4B’s Financial Inclusion Specialist Yvette Brown is here to help.

For more information, or If you’d like to talk to Yvette on a confidential one-to-one basis, please get in touch via email info@s4bmanchester.co.uk or call us on 0300 555 0128.

Don’t forget! To keep a meter reading in advance of the energy price cap increase on 1st April. The readings will help you check you are paying the correct tariff for all usage prior to this date.

And, most people will soon receive the £150 non-repayable Council Tax rebate for households in Council Tax bands A to D to help with energy costs.  For more information visit Council Tax rebate | Manchester City Council