Housing Benefit after 14 February 2018

Please read carefully before starting your online claim form. We are no longer accepting claims for Housing Benefit unless you fall into one of the following categories: You and your partner are state pension credit age. If you are not sure, you...

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Universal Credit

Universal credit is part of the Government’s Welfare Reform. It is a new benefit that has replaced 6 existing benefits with a single monthly payment if you are out of work or on a low income. Details about Universal Credit can be found on the...

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Business Rates Revaluation 2017

From 1st April 2017, all commercial buildings and offices in the borough have been given a new rateable value which is used to calculate the amount of business rates a business occupying that space has to pay.  This process is known as...

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What is Council Tax Support?

Council Tax Support was introduced in April 2013 as a local replacement of the national Council Tax Benefit scheme. From April 2017, all working age claimants of Council Tax Support will pay a minimum of 30% of their Council Tax liability...

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Council Tax Bands – April 1991

Band Price Range – April 1991     Band  Value of the property  A  Up to £40,000  B  £40,001 – £52,000  C  £52,001 – £68,000  D  £68,001 – £88,000  E  £88,001 – £120,000  F  £120,001 – £160,000  G  £160,001...

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Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

We no longer accept claims for Housing Benefit unless you fall into one of the following categories: You and your partner are state pension credit age. If you are not sure, you can check your state pension age online. You live in temporary or...

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Overview of Council Tax Rates

Council Tax Rates for 2016/2017 Council Tax rates for Hyndburn residents were set at a Full Council Meeting on Wednesday 26 February 2016.    Band  Standard Charge  Altham Parish  A  £1,088.74  £1,114.25  B  £1,270.18  £1,299.95  C...

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Council Tax Reform April 2013

From April 2013, Council Tax Discounts for empty properties and second homes are changing. The Local Government Finance Act 2012 has granted local authorities greater flexibilities for certain Council Tax discounts and The Council is using this...

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Welfare Reform Changes April 2013

From 1 April 2013 many of the Government’s Welfare Reform changes will take place and this will affect a number of households in Hyndburn. Information on the various changes is available through the links below – please select the...

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Benefits and National Fraud Initiative

The Council is required under Part 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 to participate in National Fraud Initiative (NFI) data matching exercises. Data is processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and...

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Council Tax and National Fraud Initiative

We participate in the Cabinet Officers National Fraud Initiative which is a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud.  We are required to provide particular sets of data to the Minister for the Cabinet Office for...

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