News and Housing Benefit Changes

Recent changes to Housing and Council Tax Benefit legislation 

There have been a number of changes to the Welfare Benefit system. Many of these changes affect Housing and Council Tax Reduction directly, you can read more about them by clicking on the relevant title at the left hand side of this page.

Details of changes that have not been finalised, will be published when information becomes available.

If you are of pensionable age

If you are of pensionable age, the changes relating to Benefit Cap, Under Occupation, and the Council Tax Reduction Scheme do not apply to you.

If you

  • are of working age
  • are a council tenant, and
  • you have questions about the changes to benefit happening this year

Tel: 023 8058 5565

If you would like to apply, please visit the Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction page for further help and advice.