Housing Benefit for local authorities: bulletins

Housing Benefit (HB) bulletins provide advice, guidance and information on HB to local authority staff.

Urgent bulletins contain urgent advice and information for immediate action by local authorities.

LA Welfare Direct bulletins provide advice, guidance and information that affects Housing Benefit and other areas of DWP. They have replaced HB general information bulletins.

We also publish:

Urgent bulletins

LA Welfare Direct bulletins

Universal Credit bulletins

General information bulletins

The general information bulletins have been replaced with the LA Welfare Direct bulletins.

Updates to this page

Published 24 September 2013
Last updated 19 January 2024 + show all updates
  1. Added LA Welfare Direct bulletins: 2024 to the collection.

  2. Link to LA Welfare Direct bulletins: 2023 page added.

  3. Added LA Welfare Direct bulletins: 2022 to the collection.

  4. Added LA Welfare Direct bulletins: 2021 to the collection.

  5. Added link to LA Welfare Direct bulletins: 2020.

  6. Added link to LA Welfare Direct Bulletins for 2019.

  7. The general information bulletins have been replaced with LA Welfare Direct bulletins.

  8. Added 'Housing Benefit urgent bulletins 2018' to the collection.

  9. Added Universal Credit local authority bulletins 2018.

  10. Added HB Bulletin G1/2018.

  11. Added bulletin U4/2017.

  12. Added new series for Universal Credit local authority bulletins.

  13. Added HB Bulletin G7/2017.

  14. Added HB Bulletin U3/2017: Discretionary Housing Payments to former residents of Grenfell Tower for assistance associated with a housing need.

  15. Added urgent bulletin U2/2017: Judicial Review about the inclusion of lone parents with children aged under 2 in the benefit cap.

  16. Added G6/2017.

  17. Added HB Bulletin G5/2017.

  18. Added HB Bulletin U1/2017: Upper Tribunal decision concerning spare room subsidy.

  19. Added HB Bulletin: G3/2017

  20. Added HB Bulletin G2/2017.

  21. Added HB Bulletin G1/2017.

  22. Added HB Bulletin G12/2016.

  23. Added HB Bulletin G11/2016.

  24. Added HB Bulletin U3/2016: Supreme Court judgment: MA & Others, A and Rutherford.

  25. Added HB Bulletin G10/2016.

  26. Added HB Bulletin G9/2016.

  27. Added HB Bulletin G8/2016 and Discretionary Housing Payment: summary of awards return sheet.

  28. Added HB Bulletin U2/2016: Payment Deduction Project.

  29. Added HB Bulletin G7/2016.

  30. Added HB Bulletin G6/2016.

  31. Added HB Bulletin G5/2016.

  32. Added HB Bulletin U1/2016: Court of Appeal judicial review decision concerning the maximum rent (social sector).

  33. Added HB Bulletin G3/2016.

  34. Added HB Bulletin G2/2016.

  35. Added HB Bulletin G1/2016.

  36. Added HB Bulletin G12/2015.

  37. Added HB Bulletin U2/2015: Judicial review of R v Secretary of State of the inclusion of Carer’s Allowance in the benefit cap.

  38. Added HB Bulletin G11/2015.

  39. Added HB Bulletin G10/2015.

  40. Added HB Bulletin U1/2015: Clarification on the impact of sanctions on Housing Benefit.

  41. Added HB Bulletin G9/2015.

  42. Added HB Bulletin G8/2015.

  43. Added HB Bulletin G7/2015 and appendix A.

  44. Added HB Bulletin G6/2015.

  45. Added HB Bulletin G1/2015.

  46. Published HB Bulletin G12/2014.

  47. Added U6/2014: First-tier Tribunal cases on the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy.

  48. Published HB Bulletin G11/2014.

  49. Published HB Bulletin U4/2014: Removal of the spare room subsidy – Upper Tribunal decisions.

  50. Published HB Bulletin G9/2014.

  51. Added HB Bulletin G8/2014.

  52. Published HB Bulletin G7/2014.

  53. Added HB Bulletin G6/2014.

  54. Added HB Bulletin G5/2014.

  55. Published HB Bulletin G4/2014.

  56. HB Bulletin U3/2014 - New Migrant Access to Benefit Measures – First tier Tribunal Decisions published

  57. HB Bulletin G3/2014 published

  58. HB Bulletin U2/2014: Court of Appeal Judgement: MA and Others published

  59. Housing Benefit bulletin G2/2014 added to page

  60. Housing Benefit bulletin G1/2014 published

  61. HB Bulletin U1/2014: Removal of the spare room subsidy published

  62. HB Bulletin G12/2013 published

  63. HB bulletin G11/2013 published

  64. New Bulletin U8/2013: Judicial review on the benefit cap has been added to the list of documents.

  65. New bulletin U7/2013 added to the document list.

  66. Housing Benefit bulletin G10 added.

  67. First published.