Research and analysis
Discretionary Housing Payments, Universal Credit, and the benefit cap: Local Authority Insight Survey Wave 25
Wave 25 of a regular survey that asks local authorities about benefit administration and their views on current and future policy.
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The local authority (LA) insight survey is conducted roughly every 6 to 12 months with managers who are responsible for the administration of Housing Benefit (HB) and Council Tax Benefit (CTB). It aims to:
- provide DWP with a regular means of finding out how LAs organise their benefit administration
- gauge their views on the implications of current and future policy and regulations
The report presents the findings of wave 25 of the survey, which covered the following areas:
- Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs)
- Universal Credit (UC)
- risk based verification (RBV)
- the Benefit Cap
- Automated Transfers to Local Authority System (ATLAS)
- HB advice and wider issues
- Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy
- shared accommodation rate (SAR)
- supported accommodation
Authors: Claire Durrant, Elaine Winter and Darren Yaxley (GfK NOP)