“The government’s new Housing and Planning Bill marks the start of a national crusade to transform generation rent into generation buy, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis announced today (13 October 2015). The minister said today’s publication sent a clear signal that the government would keep the country building while giving hard-working families every opportunity to unlock the door to home ownership. ”
Your tax credits could go up, down or stop if there are changes in your family or work life. You must report any changes to your circumstances to the Tax Credit Office.
You can do this either:
- by post or phone
Make sure you have as much information as possible about the change, eg if you’ve changed jobs you need start and end dates, names of employers and paye reference numbers. You need the old details as well as the new details
The total amount you can currently claim in benefits is:
- £500 per week for single parents and couples with children
- £350 per week for single people
The cap applies to the benefits you get as a household. This means that benefits received by you, your partner and dependent children who live with you, are all included.
Welfare Benefits Reforms
The Government passed several pieces of legislation under the welfare reforms: which may affect you personally. Therefore, its key to you have an understanding of what is planned and what has already occurred. Things like: housing benefits bedroom tax, universal credit, right to buy, rent caps