Communities and Local Government Committee - Ninth Report
Implementation of welfare reform by local authorities

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 26 March 2013.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

2 Departmental co-operation

Guidance from central Government

Timescale for change

Public awareness

3 Housing Benefit

Direct payments to tenants

Freedom to choose?

"Exceptions" and "vulnerable" tenants

Arrears and collection costs

Payment in arrears

'Jam-jar accounts'

Direct Payment Demonstration Projects

Timing of the pilots

Social Sector Size Criteria

4 Localisation of the Social Fund

Funding local schemes

Programme funding

Availability of information

Monitoring provision

National guidelines

5 Localisation of Council Tax Support

Separation of Housing Benefit from Council Tax Benefit

Work incentives

Risk of confusion

Duplication of administrative systems

Design of local schemes


6 Implementation

Funding for administration

Local authority staff

Housing benefit fraud

Local authorities' IT systems

Digital by default

Financial risks

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


List of printed written evidence

List of additional written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and Written Evidence

19 December 2012

7 January 2013

28 January 2013

Written Evidence

Additional Written Evidence

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