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Local housing allowance (more info..)

Local Housing Allowance rates are set and used to work out Housing Benefit. This section provides further information about local housing allowance and how much you could be entitled to.

Redundancy & benefits (more info..)

If your job finishes due to redundancy or a voluntary severance scheme, you may need to claim social security benefits.

Backdated housing benefit claims (more info..)

If there is a reason that has prevented you from applying sooner, you can ask for this to be backdated.

Making a housing benefit claim (more info..)

Housing benefit can help you pay your rent if you are on a low income. It's being replaced by Universal Credit.

Additional help & advice (more info..)

If you are already claiming housing benefit and need additional financial help, we may be able to help you.

Discretionary housing payments (more info..)

Discretionary housing payments are additional payments for those currently receiving housing benefit or universal credit that includes a housing element towards rental liability and require further financial assistance with their housing costs.

Welfare reform (more info..)

The government has made big changes to the benefits system as part of the Welfare Reform Act. A summary of these changes is given below.

Rent officer & lettings (more info..)

To ensure the local housing allowance follows the market, the valuation office agency continually gathers lettings information from all available sources. Landlords can make a big impact by providing examples of properties let.

Benefits & support and money advice (more info..)

Benefits and support information, including housing benefit, debt advice and financial help, welfare rights, support for armed forces personnel and veterans and the new universal credit

Reporting benefit fraud (more info..)

People who deliberately claim benefits they are not entitled to are committing a criminal offence. If a landlord, who is paid housing benefit directly, fails to notify the council their tenant has left the property, they may be committing benefit fraud.

Housing benefit - important changes which may affect you (more info..)

Here we will give updates on any changes to the law which could affect your housing benefits. We will also provide local information, for your convenience:

Reporting benefit fraud (more info..)

People who deliberately claim benefits they are not entitled to are committing a criminal offence. If a landlord, who is paid housing benefit directly, fails to notify the council their tenant has left the property, they may be committing benefit fraud.

Reporting benefit fraud (more info..)

People who deliberately claim benefits they are not entitled to are committing a criminal offence. If a landlord, who is paid housing benefit directly, fails to notify the council their tenant has left the property, they may be committing benefit fraud.

Landlord forums (more info..)

Landlord forums are an opportunity to meet other landlords and keep up to date with regulations and legislation.

Appealing against your benefit decision (more info..)

There are different ways in which you can appeal.

Rothbury residents invited to housing drop-in session (more info..)

25 April 2017 Archived

Rothbury residents seeking advice on housing or council tax issues are being invited to a monthly, drop-in session.

Works starts on Multi-million pound housing project (more info..)

26 October 2017 Archived

Work has started on a multi-million pound project to upgrade homes on a Cramlington estate.

Council praised in housing awards (more info..)

31 July 2017 Archived

Northumberland County Council has been praised for its role as a landlord at a regional awards ceremony.

New look website will help people seeking a home in Northumberland (more info..)

19 April 2017 Archived

The search for a new home in Northumberland will now be much easier thanks to a re-design of Northumberland County Council’s housing allocation website.

New school, housing and retail approved for County Hall site (more info..)

07 March 2017 Archived

A brand new first school is set to be built on land at County Hall, Morpeth, after being given the green light by planners.

Innovative Cramlington project picks up prestigious housing award (more info..)

19 July 2018 Archived

A project to transform “Dorran” style properties on an estate in Cramlington has picked up two awards at a regional awards ceremony.

Young tenants' guide launched (more info..)

20 June 2017 Archived

Northumberland County Council in partnership with Silx Youth Project, a Blyth based organisation has launched a guidebook aimed at helping first time housing tenants.

Council wins West Thirston appeal (more info..)

10 December 2019

The council has won an appeal against its refusal to grant planning permission for a proposed development at West Thirston.

New schools and leisure centre approved for Ponteland (more info..)

15 March 2017 Archived

Brand new schools and a leisure centre are set to be built on the site of the current Ponteland Leisure Centre after being given the green light by planners.

Community project under national spotlight (more info..)

26 July 2017 Archived

A community project helping to improve the lives of people living in Blyth was the focus of attention at a national conference.

Digital support on offer as Universal Credit rolls out (more info..)

08 November 2018 Archived

Universal Credit Full Service is being rolled out by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) across Northumberland over the next two months.

Grant kick starts community led affordable housing scheme (more info..)

22 November 2018 Archived

A community led affordable housing scheme is now underway in Haltwhistle thanks to a grant from Northumberland County Council.

Top award for infrastructure project (more info..)

12 October 2017 Archived

The North Morpeth Strategic Sewer project has won a prestigious regional planning award.

Young drivers encouraged to attend road safety event (more info..)

03 July 2017 Archived

Northumbria Police and Northumberland County Council are supporting the Young Drivers Event on Tuesday, 4 July, in Hexham.

Improving Northumberland Rights of Way (more info..)

03 May 2017 Archived

Three rights of way around Ponteland and Heddon on the Wall that are popular with local walkers, horse riders and cyclists have recently been improved by Northumberland County Council.

02.14 Appendix 2 - NCC Discretionary Housing Payments Policy 2013

Appendix 2 Revenues and

Service Discretionary

Payments Policy NCC Discretionary

Payment Policy 1 Appendix 2 Introduction 1. The Discretionary Financial Assistance Regulations 2001 (SI 2001 No.1167) gives powers to local authorit...

04.14 Appendix 2 - NCC Discretionary Housing Payments Policy 2013

Appendix 2 Revenues and

Service Discretionary

Payments Policy NCC Discretionary

Payment Policy 1 Appendix 2 Introduction 1. The Discretionary Financial Assistance Regulations 2001 (SI 2001 No.1167) gives powers to local authorit...

16 Appendix 2 - NCC Discretionary Housing Payments Policy 2013

Appendix 2 Revenues and

Service Discretionary

Payments Policy NCC Discretionary

Payment Policy 1 Appendix 2 Introduction 1. The Discretionary Financial Assistance Regulations 2001 (SI 2001 No.1167) gives powers to local authorit...

06 Affordable Housing Programme

COMMUN ITIES AND PLACE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE 9 OCTOBER 2013 Policy Board Date: {TBC} The Council’s affordable

programme Report of the Corporate Director of Adults,

and Community Health Services Policy Board Member: Councillor Allan He...

04.1 Housing Strategy

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Strategy for Northumberland 2013-2018 Final (text) version for approval October 2013 Contents: 1. Introduction ........................................................................................................... 4 a) Purpos...

03 EY Certification of Claims anad Returns Annual Report

Certification of claims and returns annual report 2015-16 Northumberland County Council January 2017 Ernst & Young LLPErnst & Young LLP Tel: + 44 191 247 2530 City Gate Fax: + 44 191 247 2501 St James’ Boulevard ey.com Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4JD Tel: 023 8038 2000 11 January ...

05 Affordable Housing

POLICY BOARD Date: 12 November 2013 The Council’s affordable

programme Report of the Corporate Director of Adult Care,

and Community Health Services Policy Board Member: Councillor Allan Hepple, Planning,

and Regeneration Purpose of report...

05 Affordable Housing

POLICY BOARD Date: 12 November 2013 The Council’s affordable

programme Report of the Corporate Director of Adult Care,

and Community Health Services Policy Board Member: Councillor Allan Hepple, Planning,

and Regeneration Purpose of report...

06.1 Welfare Rights Annual Report 2015-16

July 2016 Contents 1.Summary ....................................................................................................................... 3 2. Welfare reform ...............................................

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NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL TENANTS’ VOICE At a meeting of the Tenants’ Voice held in Committee Room 1 at County Hall, Morpeth on, 18 February 2016 at 5:00 pm. PRESENT Councillor G R Arckless (in the Chair) COUNCILLORS G Castle, B M Flux, A Hepple, G Webb ...

05 Draft Housing Strategy 2013-2018

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Strategy for Northumberland 2013-2018 Draft version for consultation 1 July 2013 Draft for consultation 1 26/6/13 Contents: Page Foreword 1. Introduction ? Purpose of this strategy ? The Northumb...

06. Welfare Rights - Covering Report

C CARE AND WELLBEING OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE Date: 19 July 2015 Welfare Rights Annual Report 2015-16 Report of the executive director of Wellbeing and Community Health Services Policy Board Member: Councillor Susan Dungworth, Adult Care and Public Healt...

5b. Welfare Rights Annual Report 2013-14 - Appendix (Appendix Bii)

Welfare Rights Annual Report 2013/14 June 2014 Contents 1. Summary ......................................................................................................... 3 2. Welfare Reform ..................

06.3 Housing Working Group Report

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WORKING GROUP REPORT TO THE COMMUNITIES AND PLACE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE 24 JUNE 2014 The

Working Group met on 11 February 2014 and 20 May 2014 and discussed the following main issues. Members’ attention is particularly drawn to a...

6.1 Housing Working Group Report

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WORKING GROUP REPORT TO THE COMMUNITIES AND PLACE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE 24 JUNE 2014 The

Working Group met on 11 February 2014 and 20 May 2014 and discussed the following main issues. Members’ attention is particularly drawn to a...

Housing benefit

15 January 2019 Archived

Reference: 5416
Q.1 How many Specified Exempt Supported Accommodation cases are currently receiving Housing Benefit?A.1@ 241@@Q.2 How many Specified General Supported Accommodation cases are current...

Social prescription information

16 January 2019 Archived

Reference: 5422
Q.1 Please can you email me what your Organisation is doing about planning, commissioning and operationalisation of social prescription.Q.2 What are the opportunities for the partner...

Housing association

14 January 2019 Archived

Reference: 5400
Q.1 How many people are on the waiting list for ground floor 1 bedroom properties in Hexham?A.1 We do not have a waiting list, applicants register on the Housing Register then bid fo...

Housing maintenance

3 January 2019 Archived

Reference: 5344
Q.1 Has the Council set up a Local Housing Company? If so, please provide the trading name and the number of properties under management. A.1@No Q.2@What software do you currently ...

Affordable housing

2 January 2019 Archived

Reference: 5339
Q.1 The percentage of affordable housing required for housing developments of 10 dwellings or more or that are greater than 0.5 hectares in area. If more than one level is set in pla...