03 July 2019 – Further powers to collect employment details Local Authorities are trailing powers to request employment details from HMRC where these details are needed in order to issue an Attachment of Earnings Order for council tax enforcement purposes 06 June 2019 – Voluntary Council Tax payments Kensington and Chelsea council are reportedly going […]

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The situation regarding the Severely Mentally Impaired disregard and the backdating of applications has long been a point of dispute with local authorities, none less so than being ‘entitled to’ a qualifying state benefit. A recent High Court case has clarified this point. What does ‘entitled to’ mean For the purposes of the Severely Mentally […]

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‘Breathing Space‘ is the name of the proposed new government initiative to assist those who have debts to be able to discuss those debts with a debt management agency and, where appropriate, enter a debt management scheme for those debts. In June 2019 the government, having previously issued a consultation document, published an outline plan […]

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