DWP: Discretionary Housing Payments guidance manual including local authority good practice guide: revised guidance on how Discretionary Housing Payments can be used to provide support to claimants affected by some of the main welfare reforms, including: application of the benefit cap; removal of the spare room subsidy in the social rented sector; and reductions in Local Housing Allowance. The manual has been updated to reflect welfare reforms being introduced during 2016/17 along with examples of good practice. (19 May 2016)

LGA: Get in on the Act – Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016: the Welfare Reform and Work Act, which received Royal Assent in March, takes forward government commitments to introduce a duty to report to Parliament on progress made towards achieving full employment and the 3m apprenticeships target in England. The Act also ensures reports on the effect of certain support for troubled families and provision for social mobility, the benefit cap, social security and tax credits, loans for mortgage interest, and social housing rents. This publication provides an introduction to the Act and summarises the main issues on which the LGA lobbied. (16 May 2016)