WELCOME TO 2013 – THE YEAR OF CHANGE
As you should all now be aware we are witnessing the biggest shake up of Welfare Benefits for decades and 2013 will see a lot of those changes introduced.
In April the “under occupancy” rules will be applied to Housing Benefit, which means that tenants will be expected to pay for any bedrooms, that under Housing Benefit Regulations, they are not entitled to.
A bedroom is allocated for each of the following:
To try and help you budget we have estimated in the tables below what you will need to pay weekly towards your RENT .
|Average Rent||1 Bedroom Spare14% deduction||2 or more Bedrooms Spare 25% deduction|
|£70.00||£9.80 weekly||£17.50 weekly|
|£80.00||£11.20 weekly||£20.00 weekly|
|£90.00||£12.60 weekly||£22.50 weekly|
|£100.00||£14.00 weekly||£25.00 weekly|
If you have any questions please ring Housing Benefit on 01685 725116