Mortgages: Government Assistance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th January 2018.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Hull, (b) Yorkshire and Humber and (c) the UK receive Support for Mortgage Interest, and how many of those people receive (i) Employment Support Allowance, (ii) Personal Independence Payment and (iii) Jobseekers’ Allowance.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The table below gives the Department’s estimates of the caseload of Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) split by benefit and selected geographies.

All SMI

SMI and Employment and Support Allowance

SMI and Job Seeker’s Allowance

Great Britain

110,000

49,000

2,000

Yorkshire and Humberside

9,000

4,000

-

Table 1: SMI caseload by benefit across selected geographies

Data is not available on:

The Department does not hold data on SMI in respect of Northern Ireland.

Figures are rounded to the nearest 1,000 cases.

‘-’ denotes under 500 cases.

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