Reforms to the way NTC’s are calculated for HB

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    Andy Simpson
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    I know that the DWP are intending to simplify how income from NTC’s is calculated for HB purposes, but does anybody have any idea of what the proposals are about and when they might take effect (April ’05?).

    Paul Howarth’s ridiculous ‘rose tinted spectacle’ publication, HB Direct, has hinted at the changes and that a Working Group exists; anybody have any idea of what is going on and are the minutes in the public domain?

    #1143
    Anonymous
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    The pre-budget report states

    “from April 2005, changes in the way in which income from tax credits is taken into account in Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit in order to help speed up the administration of claims;

    alignment of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit rules to ensure that families receive the full benefit of the childcare element in Working Tax Credit; and

    from October 2005, the disregard of all charitable, voluntary and personal injury payments in the assessment of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit, allowing charities to donate support to individuals without it affecting their entitlement to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit”

    I can’t find any details of what the changes are to be though!

    #1144
    Anonymous
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    If you guys find out what the exact proposals are can you count me in on circulation – I hate the way we have to calculate these at the moment and would be extremely happy if we can use the actual amount of TC in payment.

    Major benefit to both staff and claimant alike.
    Cheers 😆

    #1145
    Anonymous
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    Lame wisecrack edited out.

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