Social Security Benefits

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Conservative, Bury St Edmunds

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people received (a) housing benefit but not council tax benefit, (b) council tax benefit but not housing benefit and (c) housing benefit and council tax benefit in (i) Suffolk, (ii) Bedfordshire, (iii) Cambridgeshire, (iv) Essex, (v) Hertfordshire, (vi) Norfolk and (vii) England in each year since 2010.

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

The information we have up to February 2013, by local authority area within each of the geographies requested, is published and available from Table 1of the publications found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/housing-benefit-and-council-tax-benefit-caseload-statistics--2

Council Tax Benefit (CTB) was replaced in April 2013 by the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme and in England the Department for Communities and Local Government is now responsible for these statistics. The Scottish and Welsh Governments have similar responsibility.

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