2019/2020 53 week rent year
Please note that due to the way the financial calendar falls between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020, there are 53 Mondays during this financial year and therefore 53 weeks. This happens once every five or six years.
Universal Credit does not take this into account and calculates the housing cost element of your Universal Credit payment over 52 weeks, meaning that there is potential for a shortfall in the amount you are paid for housing.
As such, we are encouraging all tenants on Universal Credit to pay a little extra if they can in order to cover the shortfall.