Council Tax Benefit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 24th February 2005.

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Photo of Michael Weir Michael Weir Scottish National Party, Angus

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households are in receipt of council tax benefit in (a) the UK, (b) England and (c) Scotland in each local authority area, broken down by income decile.

Photo of Mr Chris Pond Mr Chris Pond Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions

The information is not available for local authorities. The available information is in the table.

Council tax benefit caseloads by average weekly income, Great Britain, England and Scotland: May 2003
Thousand
Great Britain England Scotland
All cases (Number) 4,628 3,851 519
Average weekly income (£ pw)
up to £49.99 6 5 (16)1
£50 to £59.99 3 3 (17)
£60 to £69.99 19 15 3
£70 to £79.99 19 15 3
£80 to £89.99 33 26 5
£90 to £99.99 72 58 11
£100 to £109.99 117 83 28
£110 to £119.99 279 235 29
£120 to £129.99 208 167 32
£130 to £139.99 187 152 23
£140 to £149.99 223 173 37
£150 to £159.99 344 262 62
£160 to £169.99 332 281 33
£170 to £179.99 290 260 17
£180 to £189.99 221 193 19
£190 to £199.99 234 196 26
£200 to £209.99 198 162 23
£210 to £219.99 225 185 23
£220 to £229.99 192 160 23
£230 to £239.99 204 169 23
£240 to £249.99 184 155 17
£250 to £259.99 181 151 20
£260 to £269.99 137 116 12
£270 to £279.99 127 109 11
£280 to £289.99 101 85 10
£290 to £299.99 84 73 6
£300 to £309.99 65 59 4
£310 to £319.99 54 47 4
£320 to £329.99 44 38 3
£330 to £339.99 35 31 (16)2
£340 to £349.99 35 31 (16)2
£350 and over 172 155 8

(16) Figures are subject to a high degree of sampling variation and should be used only as a guide to the situation.

(17) Data is nil or negligible.

Notes:

1. The figures have been rounded to the nearest thousand.

2. The data refers to benefit units, which may be a single person or a couple.

3. Council Tax Benefit totals exclude any Second Adult Rebate cases.

4. The figures are comprised of incomes declared for the assessment of income related benefits (including disregarded income) from Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance (Income based), other benefits/allowances/tax credits and net earnings from employment/self-employment.

Source:

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Management Information System, Annual 1 per cent. sample, taken in May 2003.

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