Universal Credit

Localisation of Council Tax Support: DCLG Response

Previously, Policy in practice struggled to see how local authorities would be able to meet the requirements of the consultation set out by DCLG, while also meeting the requirements set out by the DWP. The only possible solution would have been to apply deductions in council tax support ‘at source’, while significantly restricting support to working age claimants and raising the administrative burden for local authorities and claimants. It appears that this is the solution the government are pressing ahead with.

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