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Housing Benefit

Requested on
Thu 26th September, 2013
Reference
FOI 3403
Resolution
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Question

1. How much was spent on Housing Benefit payments in the year 2012/2013 2. How much was spent on on Local Housing Allowance payments in the year 2012/2013 3. How many households was the Local Housing Allowance paid for?
4. How many households was the Housing Benefit paid for?

Answer

1. How much was spent on Housing Benefit payments in the year 2012/2013
Council Tenant = £12,141,707
Private Tenant = £19,085,446
Total = £31,227,153

2. How much was spent on Local Housing Allowance payments in the year 2012/2013
£8,280,617

3. How many households was the Local Housing Allowance paid for?
2835 claims

4. How many households was the Housing Benefit paid for?
Council Tenant cases= 3662
Private Tenant cases= 4126
Total cases = 7788

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