To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) pensioners and (b) people of working age at each household income level are (i) in receipt of and (ii) eligible for council tax benefit.
The table gives the available information on council tax benefit recipients and eligible population by household income bands, for 2006-07 in Great Britain.
|Banded weekly household income||(i) Recipients of council tax benefit||(ii) Entitled population to council tax benefit|
|Less than £100 a week||2||4|
|£100 but less than £200||36||38|
|£200 but less than £300||40||36|
|£300 but less than £400||16||15|
|£400 but less than £500||4||4|
|More than £500||2||4|
|(b) Non Pensioners|
|Less than £100 a week||4||7|
|£100 but less than £200||33||26|
|£200 but less than £300||34||29|
|£300 but less than £400||16||17|
|£400 but less than £500||7||10|
|More than £500||6||10|
| Notes: |
1. The data refer to household incomes. Note that a household income can be higher than the income of the family receiving council tax benefit, as a household can contain two or more families.
2. The figures are presented as proportions because point estimates of the entitled population are potentially misleading given the presence of sample bias.
3. Council tax benefit totals include second adult rebate cases.
4. Pensioner families are defined as where at least one person aged 60 or more.
Family Resources Survey Data 2006-07.