Reply To: LHA and advantageous changes


That subparagraph has been added by s31(3) of the Welfare Reform Act 2007.

It says:

“(4A) Regulations may prescribe the cases and circumstances in which, and the procedure by which, a decision relating to housing benefit must be made by the appropriate relevant authority”

I read it as meaning, for the avoidance of doubt, that there can be cases where the LA is obliged to make a superseding decision, in case anyone was inclined to think that the existing subpara (4) left things entirely to the discretion of the LA.

Unfortunately, I think it might have the opposite effect in respect of CTB – it now looks, by way of contrast with HB, as if there is no power to precribe compulsory supersession in a CTB case!