Direct Payment Guidance

The Department of Work and Pensions (“DWP”) have published housing benefit circular HB/CTB A4/2011 which advises local authority staff on how to make decisions under the new direct payment provisions which commence in April 2011. What’s changing? From 6 April 2011,...

When MUST housing benefit paid to landlord?

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Housing Benefit - 8 weeks arrears appeal / compensationWhen payment of Housing Benefit must be made to landlord See in particular this important case (Doncaster v Coventry City Council 2009) Regulation 95 Housing Benefit...