QBC21 out (April 2017)

QBC21 was released  on the 6th April and is a major update to the program. It is on its way to you. Check with your Manager or IT if you haven’t got it as it may be sent to them. The new release has a number of important changes  other than new tax or benefit rates (see below) . A number of local authorities have not yet introduced their planned changes to the Council Tax Reduction schemes they run but they will be doing so  – so there will be another release of the program at the start of the July to reflect these. The program will reflect the local authority CTR schemes that Lisson Grove have been able to find out. You get details of that on the CTR screen.

Changes include:

  • Introduction of a two child limit for Child Tax Credit, Universal Credit, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction in some local authorities.
  • The removal of work-related activity component and Limited Capability for Work element for Employment Support Allowance/Universal Credit, its affect on Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction in some local authorities.
  • The removal of Child Tax Credit family element and higher first child element for Universal Credit for families where the oldest child was born after 6 April 2017.
  • The removal of Universal Credit housing costs element for some 18-21 year-olds in Universal Credit ‘full service’ areas.

For more information please go to the QBC Benefits Changes notes (pdf) on the QBC help menu (File to Help on the Basic Details screen (the main screen).

Advertisements