Latest from Parliament w/c 31 January

  Decision letters simplification

Simon Kirby:To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which local authorities have been working with his Department on the simplification of housing benefit letters to claimants. [34059]

Steve Webb:The Department has been working with a number of local authorities to make letters that inform customers of housing benefit and council tax benefit decisions easier to understand. The authorities are Bradford metropolitan district council, Chelmsford borough council, Eastbourne borough council, Elmbridge borough council, Great Yarmouth borough council, Leicester city council and Wolverhampton city council. The results of this work will be publicised to all local authorities.