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 his Department has determined the cost of housing benefit administration to local authorities in Scotland since 2010.

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

Central government provides a contribution to the cost of Housing Benefit administration. The allocation of this funding is based on a methodology agreed by the Department, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities along with the local authority associations for England and Wales. Details of the methodology for each year from 2010 are highlighted in the subsidy circulars listed below.

2010/11 – is in S9/2009.


2011/12 – is in S5/2010.


2012/13 – is in S9/2011.


2013/14 – is in S5/2012


2014/15 – is in S10/2013


2015/16 – is in S6/2014


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