Council Tax Benefit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 19th December 2002.

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Photo of Mr Iain Coleman Mr Iain Coleman Labour, Hammersmith and Fulham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households living in (a) Liverpool, (b) Birmingham, (c) Newcastle and (d) the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham who are in receipt of council tax benefit have had their benefit capped as a consequence of the council tax benefit restrictions in (i) 2000–01 and (b) 2001–02.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions

Information is not available by local authority. The available information is in the table.

Council tax benefit claims restricted to Band E by Government Office Region at May 2000 and May 2001
Government Office Region May 2000 May 2001
North East (34) (34)
North West (35)1,000 (35)1,000
West Midlands (35)1,000 (35)1,000
London 9,000 9,000

(34) Signifies nil or negligible.

(35) Figures under 2,400 are subject to a high degree of sampling variation and should be used only as a guide.


1. The data refer to households claiming Council Tax Benefit which may be a single person, a couple or a family. More than one benefit household can live in one property, for example two or more adults in a flat or house share arrangement.

2. Figures for any non-responding authorities have been estimated.

3. Figures have been rounded to the nearest thousand and are subject to a degree of sampling variation.

4. Figures exclude any Second Adult Rebate cases.


Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Management Information System, Annual 1 per cent. sample, taken in May 2000 and May 2001.

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