Council Tax Reduction and exempt work (UC)
We are stumped about this one. Under the default Council Tax Reduction Scheme, exempt work is disregarded as income for people in receipt of ESA, IB, SDA or NI credits. (Paragraph 12 schedule 7, The Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Default Scheme) (England) Regulations 2012)
We have a client who is claiming UC and undertaking what previously would be exempt work and the LA has quite correctly identified that as they receive UC there is no disregard for exempt work. It seems terribly unfair and will affect more people as migration progresses. Does anyone have any ideas as to how to challenge this?