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 visiting the links within this section.

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 Universal Credit, Benefit Cap, Under Occupation, and the Council Tax Reduction Scheme do not apply to you.

If you are working age and a council tenant

If you fall into one of the following groups:

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

See also

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction