Direct Payments – Who legally owns the funds? Does a DP card meet DP legislation?

Technically funds contained within a Direct Payment remains the Council’s money/responsibility until the DP is actually spent. This raises a questions as to whether a pre-payment cards meets DP legislation i.e. there is an issue about who owns the money. Has anyone else dealt with this? Any thoughts/comments? Happy to be told that I am barking up the wrong tree and this is simply not an issue !!

Posted by Laurence Dowde from Oxfordshire County Council.

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