Housing Benefit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd July 2015.

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Photo of Joan Ryan Joan Ryan Labour, Enfield North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in work were claiming housing benefit in May (a) 2010 and (b) 2015 in (i) England, (ii) London, (iii) Enfield and (iv) Enfield North constituency.

Photo of Joan Ryan Joan Ryan Labour, Enfield North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people aged between 18 and 21 in the London Borough of Enfield were in receipt of housing benefit in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14 and (e) 2014-15.

Photo of Joan Ryan Joan Ryan Labour, Enfield North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) Enfield and (c) London are affected by the under-occupancy penalty.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

Housing Benefit claims data, including details of claims from people aged between 18 and 21 and the numbers affected by the removal of the spare room subsidy is published and can be found 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/Getting-Started---SuperWEB2.html

Please note the data relating to the removal of the spare room policy only shows the impact for those who remain entitled to Housing Benefit. The effect upon those who are no longer entitled to Housing Benefit is not available.

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