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The One Stop Shop for housing benefit and council tax benefit information, including the most active discussion forums concerning benefits on the internet and the latest publications from the DWP, caselaw and legislation.

Latest Forum Posts

Money loaned for house purchase, is it capital until spent?

Amanda JB 19/05/2022

We have found our claimant had over £30k capital
most of which were deposited by family members, he ...

Northgate and getting it not to insert a nil award of UC

Andrew_Galliers 18/05/2022

I have looked at UC guide for Northgate a few
times and probably cant see the woods for the
trees. ...

Close relationship to landlord question

rory_mannix 18/05/2022

Hi I am dealing with an appeal where the customer
was claiming at a property however during the tim ...


peterdelamothe 18/05/2022

New stats out today seem to show big increases in
sanctions. "prior to legislation changes made ...

Latest News

LHA uprating Jan 2020


I am announcing that from April 2020 Local Housing
Allowance (LHA) rates will be increased in line w ...

universal credit amending regs


Written statement made today in Parliament
"Universal Credit is a vital reform. It overhauls ...

LA letter


Letter from Neil Couling to LAs ...

newsletter 1 August


DWP has set out its vision of how managed
migration will work and it makes for very
interesting read ...