Yearly Archives: 2012

Welfare Reform – Universal Credit 2013

Welfare Reform – Universal Credit 2013 Universal Credit (UC) is a new benefit which will replace the following benefits in pilot areas of the UK including Sandwell and Birmingham from April 2013 and will be rolled out Nationally by October 2013: • child tax credit • housing benefit • income related employment and support allowance […]

New Council Tax rates for empty furnished properties

New Council Tax rates for empty furnished properties The Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council now has new Council Tax rates for empty furnished properties. Landlords/owners of empty furnished properties prior to April 2012 had 50% discount on Council Tax. As of April 2012, there is only a 10% discount. You now have to pay 90% of […]

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