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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.
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.
Family Resources Survey, United Kingdom 2005-06