Housing Benefit: Greater London

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 6th March 2015.

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Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in London claimed (a) £250 per week for a one bedroom, (b) £290 per week for a two bedroom property, (c) £340 per week for a three bedroom property and (d) £400 per week for a four bedroom property in housing benefit in 2013-14.

Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new claims there were for housing benefit of (a) £250 per week for a one bedroom property or shared accommodation, (b) £290 per week for a two bedroom property, (c) £340 per week for a three bedroom property and (d) £400 per week for a property with four or more bedrooms.

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

The information requested in respect of all housing benefit claimants is not available. The Department does collect some information on the number of entitled bedrooms in respect of the Local Housing Allowance only. We are therefore unable to answer these questions which relate to all housing benefit claimants.

The information available is for local housing allowance (LHA) cases by the number of entitled bedrooms and weekly award amount bands.

This information is published and available at:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/

Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:

https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm

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