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Social Security Benefits

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 13th March 2008.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of households receiving benefits of in excess of (a) £30,000 and (b) £25,000 in the most recent year for which figures are available.

Photo of James Plaskitt James Plaskitt Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions

It is estimated that there are around 20,000 households receiving either in-work or out-of-work benefits in excess of £30,000 per annum.

It is estimated that there are around 70,000 households receiving either in-work or out-of-work benefits in excess of £25,000 per annum.

Source:

Family Resources Survey, United Kingdom 2005-06

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