Housing Benefit: Scotland

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 16th January 2015.

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Photo of Ann McKechin Ann McKechin Labour, Glasgow North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average amount of annual housing benefit payments per applicant was in (a) Glasgow North constituency, (b) the city of Glasgow and (c) Scotland in each year since 2010.

Photo of Ann McKechin Ann McKechin Labour, Glasgow North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much housing benefit was paid to applicants in (a) Glasgow North constituency, (b) the city of Glasgow and (c) Scotland in each year from 2010 to 2014.

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

The information is in the tables below.

Table 1: Housing Benefit expenditure, £millions

Nominal

Real terms 2014/15 prices

Expenditure £m

Glasgow North

City of Glasgow

Scotland

Glasgow North

City of Glasgow

Scotland

2010/11

N/A

337.0

1,660.6

N/A

361.7

1,782.4

2011/12

31.4

338.3

1,727.7

33.1

356.7

1,821.8

2012/13

32.9

347.7

1,788.8

34.1

360.7

1,855.3

2013/14

33.6

347.7

1,770.2

34.2

354.1

1,802.8

Source: Single Housing Benefit Extract and Local Authority subsidy returns.

Notes:

1. Benefit expenditure is available for financial years only.

2. Housing Benefit expenditure by Parliamentary Constituency is not available prior to 2011/12.

3. Figures at 2014/15 prices are deflated using GDP deflators published following the 2014 Autumn Statement at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/383988/GDP_Deflators_Autumn_Statement_December_2014_update.xls

4. Information for the city of Glasgow and Scotland is available in the “Benefit Expenditure by Local Authority from 2000/01 to 2013/14” tables at the following address: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2014

Table 2: Average annual Housing Benefit payment per applicant

Nominal

Real terms 2014/15 prices

Glasgow North

City of Glasgow

Scotland

Glasgow North

City of Glasgow

Scotland

2010/11

N/A

£3,670

£3,470

N/A

£3,940

£3,730

2011/12

£3,630

£3,680

£3,550

£3,830

£3,880

£3,740

2012/13

£3,740

£3,760

£3,640

£3,870

£3,900

£3,770

2013/14

£3,800

£3,760

£3,610

£3,870

£3,830

£3,670

Source: Single Housing Benefit Extract

Notes:

1. All amounts in this table have been rounded to the nearest £10

2. Housing Benefit information by Parliamentary Constituency is not available prior to 2011.

3. Figures at 2014/15 prices are deflated using GDP deflators published following the 2014 Autumn Statement and published at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/383988/GDP_Deflators_Autumn_Statement_December_2014_update.xls

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