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Council Tax Benefit and Housing Benefit changed in April.

  • Council Tax Benefit has been replaced with local Council Tax Support. For more information on our Council Tax Support scheme, please see our Council Tax Support page.
  • Housing Benefit entitlements for working age people in the social sector now reflect household size in a similar way to people renting in the private sector.

More information about these changes is available in this   leaflet (876 KB) 

Other changes to the benefits system

The Government is introducing a limit on the total amount of benefit that most working age people can get. For more information please visit and search for "benefit cap".

Many of the separate benefits that working age people can get, including Housing Benefit, will be replaced by a single benefit called Universal Credit. For more information please visit and search for "Universal Credit".

Need help with the changes?

If you need any help or advice about these changes, please phone us on 01442 228000 or email


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