HB Circular S4/2013: Additional funding to meet the costs of implementing welfare reform changes in 2012/13
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Part of:
- Housing Benefit for local authorities: subsidy circulars
- First published:
- 7 August 2013
Additional funding to meet the costs of implementing welfare reform changes in 2012/13.
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This circular gives information about additional funding of £24.1m that has been secured to support the costs of implementing welfare reform changes in 2013/14.
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 Removal of the Spare Bedroom Subsidy (formerly Social Sector Size Criteria)
- introduction of the overall benefit cap (phased introduction, starting in April 2013)
- net impact of implementing Universal Credit in 2013/14
Published: 7 August 2013