Housing Benefit: Islington

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 15th December 2009.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what average amount of housing benefit was paid to claimants who are (a) local authority, (b) housing association and (c) private sector tenants in the London borough of Islington in each of the last three years.

Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)

The available information is in the tables.

Average amount of weekly housing benefit by tenure: London borough of Islington as at August 2007
£
Local authority (council) tenants 85.34
Housing association tenants 99.68
Private sector tenants 141.71
Notes:

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

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

Source:

Housing benefit and council tax benefit management information system quarterly 100 per cent. taken in August 2007.

Average amount of weekly housing benefit by tenure: London borough of Islington, as at November 2008 and August 2009
£
November 2008 August 2009
Local authority (council) tenants 82.79 86.40
Housing association tenants 104.10 109.33
Private sector tenants 169.81 184.32
Notes:

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

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

Source:

Single housing benefit extract (SHBE) taken in November 2008 and August 2009.

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