Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit operational information, performance support and inspection in 2013/14.
This circular is to advise that the Department for Work and Pensions is proposing no significant changes to its arrangements for inspection or its use of operational performance information in respect of Housing Benefit. We will continue to keep the arrangements under review however to take account of developments in respect of Welfare Reform and the delivery of the Fraud and Error Strategy.
It replaces Circular A2/2012 and takes account of the fact that:
- Council Tax Benefit is replaced by local Council Tax reduction schemes in April 2013
- local authorities need to continue to deliver an effective Housing Benefit service through a period of significant change.