News

Peace Garden plans
peace garden team
[Feb 19, 2018]
Basingstoke is set to get its own Peace Garden in time to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. The council’s Local Infrastructure Fund will provide £40,000, to supplement the £23,667 already received for the project from developer contributions and public donations, which will allow work to start.
Council support for groups
All in the mind 2017
[Feb 16, 2018]
Community organisations and voluntary groups are to get almost a million pounds of funding from the council under a scheme to support the vital work that they do.
Planning guidance consultation
Parking SPD
[Feb 14, 2018]
Residents and businesses are being encouraged to have their say on new planning guidance that will set standards for developments, covering a range of issues from the number of parking spaces they should have to the types and sizes of homes that should be built.
Chineham House changes
Chineham House
[Feb 12, 2018]
Chineham House, a dilapidated Grade II listed building at Chineham Park, Popley, is set to be converted into affordable housing.
Community centre opens
Beggarwood Community Centre
[Feb 10, 2018]
The highly-anticipated Beggarwood Community Centre has opened its doors to the general public.
Abolition of the family premium
[Aug 04, 2016]
From 1 May 2016 the family premium will no longer be awarded as part of the applicable amount. This means that the amount of money that the government determines that your household needs to live on will no longer include an amount for having dependent children. This will reduce the level of income at which maximum housing benefit can be paid. (If you are in receipt of a passported benefit such as income support, income based jobseekers allowance, income related employment and support allowance or guaranteed pension credit, then full housing benefit entitlement, subject to usual deductions, will continue).

If you are already in receipt of housing benefit on 30 April 2016, and you are responsible for a child or young person then this change will not affect your claim until you have a break in your claim or you cease to be responsible for a child or young person.
Maximum period for backdated claim is reduced to one month
[Aug 04, 2016]
From April 2016 the maximum period that a claim for housing benefit can be backdated to reduced from six months to one month.

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