I’ve just been going through the new CPAG Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook, which arrived this weekend. It’s an annual ritual. I don’t do welfare rights any more – my head is stuffed with rules that haven’t applied in years, and I’m a liability – but I do like to watch from the touchline. Looking at some of the areas where I have significant gaps and holes, the new Council Tax Reduction gets less than two pages, whereas last year Council Tax Benefit had twenty; the replacement for discretionary Social Fund payments gets one page where there used to be two chapters. I imagine that probably means that no-one in CPAG is on top of what’s happening either.