Tag Archives : housing benefit

Plymouth calls on Government to take action on Housing Benefit overpayments

Plymouth City Council is working with the Local Government Association (LGA) to call on the Government to tackle the issue of Housing Benefit overpayments, which contributes to a loss of £1 million a year to Plymouth taxpayers. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) pays a subsidy to councils including Plymouth to administer Housing Benefit, […]

Have your say on Plymouth City Council’s Council Tax Support scheme for 2017/18

Changes are being made to the Council Tax Support scheme and Plymouth City Council wants to hear your views. Every year the Council reviews how much reduction in Council Tax is given to people of working age on a low income and this is published in the Council Tax Support Scheme. The changes need to […]

Plymouth aims to protect most vulnerable as welfare cuts lose the city £60 million

Plymouth is putting in place plans to help support vulnerable residents as the city prepares to lose around £60million in welfare cuts. The vast majority of benefits are administered at a national level and Plymouth City Council does not have any control over. But the Council has agreed its Welfare Support Framework to agree a […]

New Housing Benefit campaign tackles the Elephant in the Room

  Plymouth City Council is launching an awareness campaign to remind people to inform them of any changes in circumstances for housing benefits. The ‘It’s great to be up to date’ campaign – which has been grant funded by the Department of Work and Pensions – aims to encourage more people to come forward and […]