Benefit changes - information for tenants

As part of its welfare reform programme, the government is introducing a number of changes to the way benefits are administered and calculated, including Housing and Council Tax Benefits.

This page aims to provide information about the main changes likely to affect Brighton & Hove City Council tenants and advice about what you need to do.

You can also view our welfare reform information for tenants (PDF 140KB) and visit our main benefit changes page for further information.

Universal Credit

In December 2015, Universal Credit was introduced in Brighton & Hove for people living alone making new claims for Jobseeker's Allowance. You do not need to do anything - the Jobcentre will tell you if you need to apply for Universal Credit.