DWP and Local Authority Associations Steering Group

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The DWP and Local Authority Associations Steering Group has been replaced by the DWP Local Authority Welfare Steering Group.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

March 2017: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes

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March 2017: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 112KB, 6 pages)

January 2017: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 127KB, 6 pages)

November 2016: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 107KB, 5 pages)

September 2016: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 104KB, 4 pages)

July 2016: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 129KB, 6 pages)

May 2016: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 105KB, 5 pages)

March 2016: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 122KB, 6 pages)

January 2016: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 106KB, 5 pages)

November 2015: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 39.2KB, 4 pages)

September 2015: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 92.1KB, 4 pages)

July 2015: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 44.5KB, 4 pages)

June 2015: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 116KB, 4 pages)

March 2015: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 161KB, 3 pages)

February 2015: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 194KB, 5 pages)

December 2014: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 203KB, 6 pages)

November 2014: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 98.6KB, 5 pages)

October 2014: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 86.8KB, 4 pages)

September 2014: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 196KB, 4 pages)

July 2014: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 90.9KB, 7 pages)

June 2014: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 74.6KB, 5 pages)

May 2014: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 78.1KB, 5 pages)

March 2014: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 45.9KB, 6 pages)

January 2014: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 32.6KB, 6 pages)

December 2013: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 29.4KB, 5 pages)

November 2013: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 27.9KB, 4 pages)

October 2013: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 30.5KB, 5 pages)

August 2013: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 31.5KB, 6 pages)

July 2013: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 43.6KB, 5 pages)

June 2013: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 28.2KB, 5 pages)

May 2013: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 30.3KB, 6 pages)

April 2013: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 43.4KB, 5 pages)

March 2013: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 26.8KB, 4 pages)

February 2013: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 31KB, 6 pages)

January 2013: DWP Local Authority Associations Steering Group minutes (PDF, 34.3KB, 7 pages)