Council Tax Benefits
Work and Pensions
Tom Brake (Shadow Minister, Department for Communities and Local Government; Carshalton and Wallington, Liberal Democrat)
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) people, (b) senior citizens and (c) families (i) were entitled to and (ii) received council tax benefit in each borough in the last period for which figures are available.
James Plaskitt (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions; Warwick and Leamington, Labour)
The latest estimates of the take-up of the main income-related benefits: income support, pension credit, housing benefit, council tax benefit and jobseeker's allowance (income-based) in Great Britain can be found in the DWP report entitled "Income Related Benefits Estimates of Take-Up in 2004/2005".Copies of the publication are available in the Library.
The available information about the number of families receiving council tax benefit in each local authority has been placed in the Library.