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Important note: 2015/16 edition

NOTE: the 2015/16 version of the Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook has not yet been uploaded. We are currently exploring new formats and this is causing some delays to the publishing schedule. To receive the latest revisions, call 020 7837 7979 and ask for Online Services or email We hope to have a new, improved product for you soon.

Recent updates

06 Mar 2015
Explanation: these amendments are to indicate the changes in the rules about being treated as having limited capability for work on a repeat claim...
02 Dec 2014
This amendment is to update advice on the setting of new local housing allowance rates as provided for in The Rent Officers (Housing Bene...
25 Nov 2014
This makes reference to the 18-21 Work Skills Pilot Scheme, as introduced by The Jobseeker’s Allowance (18-21 Work Skills Pilot Scheme) Regulations...
24 Nov 2014
This amendment is to reflect the introduction into the personal conditions for the universal credit gateway of the allowing of claims from...
07 Nov 2014
Updated to reflect changes to the definition of ‘blind’ in tax credit rules, as introduced by The Child Benefit (General) and Tax...

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