Guidance

Housing Benefit subsidy circulars 2018

Subsidy circulars are about the money the government pays local authorities to administer Housing Benefit and other financial matters.

Documents

S10/2018 Payment for the verify earnings and pension alerts service 2018

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S9/2018 Transition to Universal Credit Housing Payments and removal of temporary accommodation from Universal Credit New Burdens payments

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S8/2018: 2018/19 Rent Rebate Subsidy Limitation information

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S7/2018: Assurance of Housing Benefit subsidy claims 2018/19 (England only)

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S6/2018: Payment of New Burdens relating to the Single Fraud Investigation Service for 2018/19

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S5/2018: Additional New Burdens funding to meet the costs of implementing Welfare Reform changes in 2018/19

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S4/2018: Final New Burdens payment 2017/18 for the Real Time Information Bulk Data Matching initiative

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S3/2018: 2018/19 Housing Benefit administration subsidy arrangements for English, Scottish and Welsh local authorities

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S2/2018: Universal Credit live service closure New Burdens payments

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S1/2018: 2018/19 Discretionary Housing Payments government contribution for English and Welsh local authorities

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Details

Housing Benefit subsidy (S) circulars give information about:

  • the money the government pays local authorities in the form of a subsidy to administer Housing Benefit
  • other financial matters for local authority staff

For enquiries about the distribution of circulars, email: housing.correspondenceandpqs@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Published 29 January 2018
Last updated 5 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added Housing Benefit subsidy circular S12/2018: Assurance of Housing Benefit subsidy following the end of Public Sector Audit Appointments transitional arrangements (England only).
  2. Published Housing Benefit S11/2018: Self-employed review funding 2018/19.
  3. Added circular S10/2018 'Payment for the verify earnings and pension alerts service 2018'.
  4. Added Housing Benefit Circular: S9/2018 Transition to Universal Credit Housing Payments and removal of temporary accommodation from Universal Credit New Burdens payments.
  5. Published Housing Benefit Subsidy circular S8/2018: 2018/19 Rent Rebate Subsidy Limitation information.
  6. Added HB Subsidy Circulars S5/2018: Additional New Burdens funding to meet the costs of implementing Welfare Reform changes in 2018-19, S6/2018: Payment of New Burdens relating to the Single Fraud Investigation Service for 2018-19 and S7/2018: Assurance of Housing Benefit subsidy claims 2018-19 (England only).
  7. Published Housing Benefit Subsidy circular S4/2018: Final New Burdens payment 2017/18 for the Real Time Information Bulk Data Matching initiative.
  8. Published Housing Benefit Subsidy circular S3/2018: 2018/19 Housing Benefit administration subsidy arrangements for English, Scottish and Welsh local authorities.
  9. Published Housing Benefit Subsidy circular S2/2018: Universal Credit live service closure New Burdens payments.
  10. First published.