Guidance

HB Circular S2/2013: Additional funding to meet the costs of implementing welfare reform changes in 2012/13

Additional funding to meet the costs of implementing welfare reform changes in 2012/13.

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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