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 what average amount of council tax benefit was paid to each recipient in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Scotland and (d) each local authority area in 2003–04.

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

Information is not available for the UK. The available national information is in the table. The information for local authorities has been placed in the Library.

Council tax benefit average weekly amounts, Great Britain, England and Scotland: May 2003 to February 2004
Average weekly CTB (£ pw)
Great Britain 12.27
England 12.52
Scotland 11.55


1. The data refer to benefit units, which may be a single person or a couple.

2. The figures have been rounded to the nearest penny.

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

4. Council tax benefit totals exclude any second adult rebate cases.


Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Management Information System Quarterly 100 per cent. case load stock-count taken in May 2003 to February 2004.

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