This was a forum for DWP and local authorities to discuss strategic issues relating to Housing Benefit and local authority funding.
Replaced by the DWP Local Authority Welfare Steering Group
The DWP and Local Authority Associations Steering Group has been replaced by the DWP Local Authority Welfare Steering Group. The new group provides a strategic expert view from a local authority perspective into all Housing Benefit, Universal Credit, Universal Support and other DWP welfare related matters.
Role of the group
The DWP and Local Authority Associations Steering Group was the main forum for DWP to consult with local authority associations. It considered:
- significant strategic issues on the design and administration of Housing Benefit and other DWP issues that affect these
- matters relating to the funding of local authorities through the DWP subsidy
The purpose of the group was to ensure that local authorities:
- are kept aware of DWP policy and strategy developments that affect them
- have the opportunity, where possible, to help shape developments
Steering Group terms of reference
Steering Group minutes