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 information her Department holds on the average amount of housing benefit paid to those in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in the London borough of Islington.

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

The most recent available information is that, as at August 2009, the Average amount of weekly housing benefit paid to recipients of jobseeker's allowance in the London borough of Islington was £115.83.

Notes:

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

2. The figure has been rounded to the nearest penny.

Source:

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

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