Housing Benefit Administration Subsidy 2015/16

The LGA welcomes confirmation from Lord Feud, Minister for Welfare Reform, that there will be no reduction in funding for the 2015/16 Housing Benefit administration subsidy as a result of the current Universal Credit delivery plans, other than the agreed £12 million reduction for the transfer of fraud responsibilities to the Single Fraud Investigation Service.

This follows constructive discussions at both the Local Authority Associations Steering Group and the Partnership Forum.  Please see a letter dated 23 July from Lord Freud the Minister for Welfare Reform, to local authority Chief Executives.

Housing Benefit Administration Subsidy 2015/16 letter to chief executives from Lord Freud (PDF, 1 page, 40KB)

22 December 2014