In message <[log in to unmask]>, at 05:13:57 on Mon, 2 Aug
2004, [log in to unmask] writes
>schedule 5 section 8 says they may require information from an
>authority that they hold in relation to a person's housing benefit or council
>tax benefit. Presumably a single person discount is classed as a benefit.
Doesn't sound right to me: Benefits are the result of filling in means-
testing form, and testing the applicant's qualifications. The single
person discount is a straightforward entitlement. Perhaps the OP could
ask the IR to point them at an explanatory document regarding the scope
of the section 8 powers.
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