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Housing Benefit Subsidy Claim

Meeting: 15/03/2021 - Audit, Governance and Standards Committee (Item 181)

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The Head of Revenues and Benefits Shared Services introduced the report and stated that the Council provided Housing Benefit on behalf of the Department of Work and Pensions, a condition of which is annual certification by external audit. The certification was undertaken by Grant Thornton.


The number of amendments made by staff members exceeded 50,000 for the year, with three errors identified resulting in changes to the claim form originally submitted.  These amounted to an alteration in the claim submitted to the DWP of £168.


RESOLVED: That the findings of the Housing Benefit Grant Claim Certification undertaken by Grant Thornton be noted.