§ Angela Eagle
Details of the circulars issued by the Department to local authorities on the adjudication and operation of Housing Benefit are as follows.
HB/CTB (A) circulars (1999) Number Title Date issued A1/99 Persons who are to be treated as notliable for their housing costs January 1999 A2/99 Change to Qualifying Conditions For Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit January 1999 A3/99 Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Subsidy Arrangements—Specific Grant for Local Authorities' Administration Costsin 1999–2000 (this circular was replaced by S2/99) February 1999 A4/99 National Insurance Contribution Rates 1999–2000 February 1999 A5/99 Closer Working with BA—Progress Report March 1999 A6/99 1999–2000 Income Tax Rates and Allowances March 1999 A7/99 I. Childcare charges II. Disregards for claimants working at least 30 hours a week March 1999 A8/99 National Minimum Wage April 1999 A9/99 Kosovar evacuees April 1999 A10/99 New Deal schemes and Employment Zones May 1999 A11/99 Nursing Diploma Students—Formerly known as 'Project 2000' Nurses May 1999 A12/99 Application of Habitual Residence Test to returning former UK residents May 1999 A13/99 Judicial Review: Regina v Macclesfield Borough Council Housing Benefit Review Board Ex Parte Temsamani (regulation 10(6B)) May 1999 A14/99 Welfare Reform May 1999 A15/99 Supported Accommodation: The Government announcement on 31 March1999 to proceed with the proposals for long-term funding arrangements for supported accommodation as laid out in the consultation paper 'Supporting People: A new policy and funding framework for support services' June 1999 A16/99 Section 19—Progress Report 1 June 1999 A17/99 Treating Non-Cash Vouchers as earnings June 1999 A18/99 1. General information about Working Families' Tax Credit (WFTC) and Disabled Person's Tax Credit (DPTC) June 1999 2. WFTC/DPTC the 'Better off issue A19/99 Educational Maintenance Allowances July 1999 A20/99 National Savings Certificates—July 1999 rates July 1999 A21/99 Valuation of property July 1999 A22/99 Closer Working with BA—ProgressReport July 1999 A23/99 1. Department for Education and Employment arrangements for Student support in respect of 'new' and 'existing' students. July 1999 2. Details of changes to the disregard provisions to take account of student loans. 3. Details of the new rates of disregards and rent deductions. A24/99 Verification Framework—Revised Guidance On Establishing Identity July 1999
HB/CTB (A) circulars (1999) Number Title Date issued A25/99 More information about Working Families' Tax Credit (WFTC) and Disabled Person's Tax Credit (DPTC) July 1999 A26/99 Notional HB assessments for Crown Tenants August 1999 A27/99 Increase in personal allowance of children under 11 August 1999 A28/99 Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Policy and Housing Benefit Management contact points August 1999 A29/99 Sports awards August 1999 A30/99 Electronic Transfer of Data (ETD) August 1999 A31/99 HB/CTB Guidance Manual August 1999 A32/99 Verification Framework; Management Information (MIS) August 1999 A33/99 Changes from 4 October to HB/CTB Extended Payments, consequential to the introduction of the Lone Parent's Benefit Run-On and the extension of the Extended Payments scheme to disabled people August 1999 A34/99 Disapplication of section 19 (requirement to provide a national insurance number) to hostel dwellers September 1999 A35/99 Enhanced guidance on operating the Exceptional Hardship Scheme September 1999 A36/99 Definition of a hostel—Disapplication of section 19 (requirement to provide a national insurance number) to hostel dwellers September 1999 A37/99 Changes to the implementation of the Verification Framework and section 19 requirement and funding September 1999 A38/99 Confirmation of the laying of Regulations in respect of: Changes to Personal Allowances for Children and Young Persons from 4 October; Changes to Extended Payments Regulations from 4 October September 1999 A39/99 HB/CTB Circular A23/99 notified authorities about the changes to regulations introduced by the Social Security Amendment (Students) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/1935). This circular clarifies the period over which student loans should be taken into account September 1999 A40/99 Closer Working with BA—Progress Report September 1999 A41/99 1. Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC) and Disabled Person's Tax Credit (DPTC) September 1999 2. Changes to regulations consequential to introduction of WFTC and DPTC 3. WFTC and DPTC Publicity Material A42/99 General information about New Deal 50 Plus and how it effects HB/CTB September 1999 A43/99 Effect on fast tracking of changes from 4 October tomb/CTB Extended Payments, consequential to the Lone Parent's Benefit Run-On September 1999 A44/99 DfEE support for Further Education students, and topost-16 year old pupils in schools October 1999 A45/99 Occupational or Personal Pensions paid to third parties October 1999
HB/CTB (A) circulars (1999) Number Title Date issued A46/99 1. Occupiers of the home October 1999 2. Further guidance on ex-owners and definition of a company 3. Volunteers 4. Absent partner A47/99 Service Charges In Supported Accommodation October 1999 A48/99 Verification Framework: further administrative simplifications, additional information and clarification October 1999 A49/99 WFTC and DPTC: Exchange of information between Inland Revenue and local authorities November 1999 A50/99 i) Grant and loan rates for HealthCare students November 1999 ii) Clarification of the changes in the way loan and dependants grants are taken into account