Collection

Housing Benefit for local authorities: Circulars 2011 to 2013

This collection brings together all Housing Benefit for local authorities circulars.

Contents

  1. Documents

Adjudication and Operations circulars and Subsidy circulars provide advice, guidance and information on Housing Benefit to local authority staff.

The circulars make many references to Council Tax Benefit as this was delivered by local authorities alongside Housing Benefit through to March 2013. In April 2013 Council Tax Benefit was replaced by local authorities’ own council tax support and reduction schemes, removing DWP’s involvement. Readers will need to consider references to Council Tax Benefit in these documents accordingly.

For enquiries about the distribution of circulars, email: housing.correspondenceandpqs@dwp.gsi.gov.uk.

Circulars for other years

Housing Benefit for local authorities: Circulars 2014.

Circulars before 2011 can be found on the National Archive.

Documents

  1. HB Circular A24/2013: Uprating 2014 to 2015

    • 19 December 2013
    • Guidance
  2. HB Circular A23/2013: Benefit cap dual cases in different local authorities

    • 19 December 2013
    • Guidance
  3. HB Circular A22/2013: Adjudication and Operations Circular

    • 4 December 2013
    • Guidance
  4. HB Circular A21/2013: size criteria rules for disabled children and treatment of joint tenants affected by removal of the spare room subsidy

    • 22 November 2013
    • Guidance
  5. HB circular A20/2013: The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No.3) Regulations 2013

    • 17 October 2013
    • Guidance
  6. HB circular A19/2013: The Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) and Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2013

    • 1 October 2013
    • Guidance
  7. HB Circular A18/2013: Invitation to bid for DHP reserve funding for the removal of spare room subsidy

    • 26 September 2013
    • Guidance
  8. HB Circular A17/2013: Discretionary Housing Payments

    • 20 September 2013
    • Guidance
  9. HB Circular A16/2013: Accession of Croatia to the European Union

    • 25 July 2013
    • Guidance
  10. HB Circular A15/2013: Administration of the benefit cap

    • 25 June 2013
    • Guidance
  11. HB Circular A14/2013: Universal Credit: Change of circumstances affecting Housing Benefit

    • 7 August 2013
    • Guidance
  12. HB Circular A13/2013: Universal Credit: Change of circumstances affecting Housing Benefit

    • 7 August 2013
    • Guidance
  13. HB Circular A12/2013: Removal of the spare room subsidy – joint tenants

    • 23 April 2013
    • Guidance
  14. HB Circular A11/2013: Discretionary Housing Payments

    • 2 April 2013
    • Guidance
  15. HB Circular A10/2013: Size criteria for approved foster carers and parents of armed forces personnel

    • 26 March 2013
    • Guidance
  16. HB Circular A9/2013: Using social security data for local services

    • 22 March 2013
    • Guidance
  17. HB Circular A8/2013: The Universal Credit (Consequential, Supplementary, Incidental and Miscellaneous) Regulations 2013

    • 22 March 2013
    • Guidance
  18. HB Circular A7/2013: Operational information, performance support and inspection in 2013/14

    • 22 March 2013
    • Guidance
  19. HB Circular A6/2013: Personal Independence Payment

    • 22 March 2013
    • Guidance
  20. HB Circular A5/2013: Introduction of Armed Forces Independence Payment

    • 19 March 2013
    • Guidance
  21. HB Circular A4/2013: DWP change to support the abolition of Council Tax Benefit

    • 6 March 2013
    • Guidance
  22. HB Circular A3/2013: Using social security data for Council Tax purposes

    • 7 February 2013
    • Guidance
  23. HB circular A2/2013: 2013 - 14 uprating

    • 6 February 2013
    • Guidance
  24. HB Circular A1/2013: Transitional arrangements during the abolition of Council Tax Benefit

    • 15 January 2013
    • Guidance
  25. HB Subsidy Circular S10/2013: Administration costs for Scottish authorities 2014/15

    • 28 November 2013
    • Guidance
  26. HB Subsidy Circular S9/2013: revised administration subsidy arrangements for English local authorities

    • 13 November 2013
    • Guidance
  27. HB Subsidy Circular S8/2013: Housing Benefit subsidy arrangements 2014 to 2015 for Welsh authorities

    • 1 November 2013
    • Guidance
  28. HB Subsidy Circular S7/2013: Housing Benefit subsidy arrangements 2014 to 2015 for English authorities

    • 1 November 2013
    • Guidance
  29. HB Circular S6/2013: Discretionary Housing Payments

    • 3 September 2013
    • Guidance
  30. HB Circular S5/2013: Allocation of Housing Benefit reforms transitional funding in 2013 to 2014

    • 3 September 2013
    • Guidance
  31. HB Circular S4/2013: Additional funding to meet the costs of implementing welfare reform changes in 2012/13

    • 16 April 2013
    • Guidance
  32. HB Circular S3/2013: Rent Rebate Subsidy Limitation information – 2013/14

    • 27 March 2013
    • Guidance
  33. HB Circular S2/2013: Additional funding to meet the costs of implementing welfare reform changes in 2012/13

    • 24 January 2013
    • Guidance
  34. HB Circular S1/2013: Details of the government funding to local authorities for DHPs in 2013/2014

    • 15 January 2013
    • Guidance
  35. HB Circular A8/2012: Changes to Housing Benefit regulations

    • 13 September 2012
    • Guidance
  36. HB Circular A7/2012: The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2012 and student support uprating 2012/2013

    • 4 September 2012
    • Guidance
  37. HB Circular A6/2012: Court of Appeal judgment: Burnip, Trengove and Gorry

    • 2 August 2012
    • Guidance
  38. HB Circular A5/2012: New data sharing powers

    • 2 August 2012
    • Guidance
  39. HB Circular A4/2012: Housing Benefit size criteria restrictions for working age claimants in the social rented sector from 1 April 2013

    • 5 July 2012
    • Guidance
  40. HB Circular A3/2012: Changes to contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance for claimants in Great Britain

    • 26 April 2012
    • Guidance
  41. HB Circular A2/2012: Operational information, performance support and inspection

    • 27 March 2012
    • Guidance
  42. HB Circular A1/2012: Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit: 2012/13 uprating

    • 6 January 2012
    • Guidance
  43. HB Subsidy Circular S6/2012: Abolition of Council Tax Benefit

    • 21 November 2012
    • Guidance
  44. HB Subsidy Circular S5/2012: Subsidy arrangements 2013 to 2014

    • 7 November 2012
    • Guidance
  45. HB Subsidy Circular S4/2012: Discretionary Housing Payments for 2012 to 2013

    • 31 May 2012
    • Guidance
  46. HB Subsidy Circular S3/2012: Duplication of New Tax Credit data in ATLAS notifications

    • 15 May 2012
    • Guidance
  47. HB Subsidy Circular S2/2012: Rent Rebate Subsidy Limitation information

    • 8 March 2012
    • Guidance
  48. HB Subsidy Circular S1/2012: Allocation of Housing Benefit Reforms Transitional Funding

    • 23 February 2012
    • Guidance
  49. HB Circular A14/2011: Changes made to the use of the shared accommodation rate

    • 22 December 2011
    • Guidance
  50. HB Circular A13/2011: Non-citizens of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia

    • 19 December 2011
    • Guidance
  51. HB Circular A12/2011: Changes made to the use of the shared accommodation rate

    • 17 November 2011
    • Guidance
  52. HB Circular A11/2011: The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No.3) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011 No 2425)

    • 24 October 2011
    • Guidance
  53. HB Circular A10/2011: End of the Worker Registration Scheme

    • 18 May 2011
    • Guidance
  54. HB Circular A8/2011

    • 24 May 2011
    • Guidance
  55. HB Circular A7/2011: Changes to inspection arrangements and operational and performance information for 2011/2012

    • 14 April 2011
    • Guidance
  56. HB Circular A6/2011: Changes announced to the shared accommodation rate

    • 30 March 2011
    • Guidance
  57. HB Circular A5/2011: Dealing with enquiries from Libyan nationals studying in the UK

    • 11 March 2011
    • Guidance
  58. HB Circular A4/2011: Direct payment of Housing Benefit to landlords

    • 2 March 2011
    • Guidance
  59. HB Circular A3/2011: Further guidance on the new provision for non-resident overnight carers

    • 28 February 2011
    • Guidance
  60. HB Circular A2/2011: Emailing customer information to Debt Management

    • 8 February 2011
    • Guidance
  61. HB Circular A1/2011: Future Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit inspections in England

    • 24 January 2011
    • Guidance
  62. HB Subsidy Circular S11/2011: Risk-Based Verification Guidance

    • 9 November 2011
    • Guidance
  63. HB Subsidy Circular S10/2011: Discretionary Housing Payments government contribution for 2012 to 2013

    • 7 August 2013
    • Guidance
  64. HB Subsidy Circular S9/2011: subsidy arrangements for 2012 to 2013

    • 30 September 2011
    • Guidance
  65. HB Subsidy Circular S8/2011

    • 22 September 2011
    • Guidance
  66. HB Subsidy Circular S7/2011: Additional funding

    • 2 August 2011
    • Guidance
  67. HB Subsidy Circular S6/2011: Additional administration subsidy for 2012 to 2013

    • 22 June 2011
    • Guidance
  68. HB Subsidy Circular S5/2011: Corrections to Housing Benefit Circular S1/2011

    • 13 May 2011
    • Guidance
  69. HB Subsidy Circular S4/2011: Rent Rebate Subsidy Limitation information 2011 to 2012

    • 10 March 2013
    • Guidance
  70. HB Subsidy Circular S3/2011: Administration subsidy for 2012 - 2013

    • 2 March 2011
    • Guidance
  71. HB Subsidy Circular S2/2011: Discretionary Housing Payments government contribution for 2011/12

    • 2 February 2011
    • Guidance
  72. HB Subsidy Circular S1/2011

    • 15 January 2011
    • Guidance

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