Research and analysis

Discretionary Housing Payments and Universal Support: Local Authority Insight Survey Wave 32

This research presents qualitative findings on Discretionary Housing Payments, Universal Support and the reduction in the Housing Benefit backdating period.

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Local authority insight research: wave 32

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Summary of local authority insight research: wave 32

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Details

The local authority insight research aims to discover how local authorities administer benefits and gather their points of view on current issues. Wave 32 of the research includes findings from qualitative interviews with 25 local authorities and covers:

  • Discretionary Housing Payments – help from the council for Housing Benefit claimants having difficulties meeting their housing costs
  • Universal Support – local support to help people move to Universal Credit
  • the reduction in the backdating period for Housing Benefit claims

The research was carried out by NatCen Social Research.

Published 19 January 2017