Policy paper

Localising support for Council Tax: information sharing and powers to tackle fraud

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Localising Council Tax support is part of a wider set of reforms to the welfare system. This statement of intent sets out: the purposes …

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Localising support for council tax: A statement of intent on information sharing and powers to tackle fraud

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Localising Council Tax support is part of a wider set of reforms to the welfare system. This statement of intent sets out:

  • the purposes relating to Council Tax for which regulations will permit information held by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs to be supplied to billing authorities in England. It also sets out the purposes for which information may be supplied by the Department for Work and Pensions to billing authorities under existing powers in the Welfare Reform Act 2012
  • the necessary powers, offences and penalties, to allow local authorities to investigate and tackle potential fraudulent Council Tax support claims