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Housing Benefit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd February 2011.

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Photo of Douglas Alexander Douglas Alexander Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate was made of expenditure from the public purse on housing benefit in each year to 2015 as part of the (a) Autumn forecast and (b) June 2010 Budget forecast.

Photo of Steve Webb Steve Webb The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The information requested is shown in the following table.

Housing benefit expenditure forecasts, Great Britain
£ million (nominal)
Autumn forecast (a) June 2010 Budget (b)
2010-11 21,477 21,536
2011-12 22,002 21,928
2012-13 22,022 21,830
2013-14 21,361 21,220
2014-15 21,912 21,909
2015-16 22,553 22,432

1.Housing benefit figures include that element funded from local authorities' own funds.

2. The Department's detailed benefit expenditure tables, including forecasts to 2015, published following the Office for Budget Responsibility's publication of their autumn forecasts on 29 November 2010 can be found at:

Earlier forecasts (including June 2010 Budget) can also be found at the same address.

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