Universal Credit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 13th September 2013.

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Photo of Andrew Smith Andrew Smith Labour, Oxford East

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when Housing and Council Tax Benefit Administration grants will cease to be paid as a result of the introduction of universal credit.

Photo of Steve Webb Steve Webb The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Housing benefit administration grant is included within the current spending review. We will consider this as part of the next spending review with consideration to the migration of claims from housing benefit onto universal credit.

Council Tax Benefit Administration grant has ceased from March 2013 as a result of the cessation of the council tax benefit scheme. Funding towards administering the localised council tax support schemes is the responsibility of DCLG and the devolved Administrations in Scotland and Wales.

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