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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his Department's impact assessment on proposals for the localisation of crisis loans and community grants, when he expects to publish his Department's assessment of the costs and benefits of the proposals.
Our proposal is to replace community care grants with local provision. Crisis loans will be replaced by a combination of local provision and payments on account of benefit. Local provision will be the responsibility of local authorities in England and the devolved Administrations in Scotland and Wales. Payments on account will be delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions.
We published a call for evidence on the proposals for local provision on