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Housing Benefits Subsidy Certification - Ready for upcoming changes?

27 February 2018

From 2018/19 local authorities will be responsible for engaging their own independent reporting accountants to carry out ‘agreed upon procedures’ in certifying their housing benefits subsidy claims. Is your council prepared?

Our latest flyer on housing benefits covers:

  • Latest developments from our discussions on the HMRC Working Group; and
  • Things to consider when appointing an independent housing benefits reporting accountant

At BDO, our specialist Public Sector team has a wealth of experience in certifying housing benefits subsidy claims. We work with a number of local authorities to provide a high quality service.

If you would like to discuss the new housing benefits assurance process being developed, or find out about BDO’s expertise in this area, please contact our Public Sector Assurance partners Lisa Clampin, David Eagles or Leigh Lloyd-Thomas (see contact details on this page).