CPAG’s Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Legislation 2012/13
This annual volume of up-to-date legislation with expert commentary is widely used by advisers, lawyers and local authorities. This 25th annual edition published December 2012. Updating Supplement will be sent automatically to all purchasers in spring 2013.
This edition is completely revised and updated to include housing beneﬁt and council tax beneﬁt legislation as it applies in England, Wales and Scotland at 8 November 2012.
It gathers together all the relevant statutory material with an expert commentary. This includes analysis and interpretation of provisions, the latest caselaw, reference to ofﬁcial guidance, coverage of administration issues and help with practice. All the information is fully indexed and cross-referenced.
This 25th edition includes:
A summary of future changes from April 2013, including the ‘beneﬁt cap’ to be administered by local authorities as a reduction in housing beneﬁt, and the new social sector rent restrictions where a tenant is under-occupying her/his home.
expanded and updated commentary on the rules entitlement to housing beneﬁt for people from abroad, including the right to reside test;
commentary on new decisions of the courts and the Upper Tribunal.
It has long been the standard text for advisers, lawyers, local authority administrators, housing organisations and students. It is used in all housing beneﬁt cases coming before the First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber).