Additional funding to meet the costs of implementing welfare reform changes in 2012/13.
This circular provides details of additional funding of £14.8m that has been secured to support the costs of implementing welfare reform changes in 2012/13.
The funding is intended to meet “New Burdens” incurred by local authorities as a result of the implementation of the following areas of welfare reform:
- implementation of changes to Local Housing Allowance (including the move to an annual uprating cycle and changes to the Shared Accommodation Rate)
- implementation of the social sector size criteria
- changes to Information Technology (IT) systems for both of the above
- Implementation of the benefit cap