Housing Benefit: Scotland

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th December 2014.

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Photo of Eilidh Whiteford Eilidh Whiteford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Agriculture and Fisheries)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has provided to each local authority in Scotland for the administration of housing benefit for (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14, (e) 2014-15 and (f) 2015-16.

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

The allocation of Housing Benefit administration funding is based on a methodology agreed by the Department and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) along with the local authority associations for England and Wales. Details of the allocation for each year from 2010 are highlighted in the subsidy circulars listed below.

2010/11 – is in S9/2009.

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20100210151716/http://dwp.gov.uk/docs/s6-2009.pdf

2011/12 – is in S5/2010.

http://www.hblearning.co.uk/media/circular_summaries/2010/1012/S5v2010_Full.pdf

2012/13 – is in S9/2011.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/226906/s9-2011.pdf

2013/14 – is in S5/2012

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/226452/s5-2012.pdf

2014/15 – is in S10/2013

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/261037/s10-2013.pdf

2015/16 – is in S6/2014

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/376885/s6-2014-scotland.pdf

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