Lisson Grove Benefits Program 7.70 released

The Lisson Grove Benefits Program 2018-19 has been released and is on its way to subscribers. Version 7.70 covers the 2018-19 benefit, tax credit, national insurance and tax rates. It also includes the tax differences between Scotland and the rest of the UK. Other than updating the rates the release will include rules changes for e.g.
universal credit claimants in temporary accommodation who still get housing benefit rather than having a housing element included in their UC claim. The 2 week run on of housing benefit under some circumstances in UC has been incorporated.

There is a further planned update later in the Spring if more rules are announced or changed.

If you have not seen your release yet please contact your Manager or IT support before contacting Lisson Grove.


Quick Benefits Calculator 22 (the 2018-19 version) has been released. QBC 22 covers the 2018-19 rates for benefits, tax credits, income tax and national insurance rates. It also covers many changes to council tax support or reduction schemes in England where Lisson Grove Benefits Ltd. have been able to get the information from the local authority. Unless there are any emergency benefit changes, updates or program bugs this update should last until end of June.

Scottish Income Tax changes

The Scottish rates of income tax are now different to the rest of the U.K. and they have been included in QB22. There is a button on the Work Details Screen has a button which should be ticked to enable  Scottish tax rates.

Mortgage Interest

QBC22 reflects the removal of support for mortgage interest for most claimants who now apply for a loan instead of the SMI. There are some exceptions (very few) to the general loss of the benefit and the for claimants where mortage interest support continues QBC22 allows you to enter the information. There is a tick button on the Housing Costs Screen.

Not got update copy?

If you have not got your copy please talk to your manager or IT support unit before contacting Lisson Grove Benefits Ltd. They often have it.

Lisson Grove update

Lisson Grove Benefits Program has been updated. The latest release of the LGBP is version 7.65 (October 2017). If you have not got it please check with IT or your manager before contacting  the Lisson Grove Benefits company. The update reflects some changes to mortgages.

QBC 21 update

The QBC has been updated to version 21.10 – the current version 21.05 runs up to the 8th October. There will be another QBC in February 2018 at the latest. If you have not got QBC 21.10 please check with your manager or the IT support unit before contacting Lisson Grove Benefits Program.

Lisson Grove Benefits Program 2017-18 released

The April 2017 version of the Lisson Grove Benefits Program has been released (version 7.60) and is on its way. This is a major update and reflects changes to welfare benefits and tax credits system e.g. Bereavement Benefits, limited support for 2 children in some benefits, Universal Credit restrictions, Employment and Support Allowance, Housing Benefit etc. A full list of the changes can be found in the program itself. Go to the Menu Bar on the program (File to Benefits Information) and choose the Help Menu. From the Help Menu choose the sub-menu “News Update”. From the News Update sub-menu you can see a list of all the changes in this version. If you haven’t got the program yet please contact your Manager or I.T. section who may have your copy.