Housing Benefit: East Riding

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 15th November 2018.

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Photo of Nicholas Dakin Nicholas Dakin Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to Answer of 5 November to Question 907432 on Housing Benefit, how much discretionary housing payment was (a) awarded to and (b) spent by East Riding of Yorkshire Council in each of the last three years.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The table below shows the amount awarded to and spent by East Riding of Yorkshire Council in Discretionary Housing Payments in the last 3 financial years:

Year

Awarded

Spent

2015/16

£287,614

£297,778

2016/17

£356,141

£330,201

2017/18

£473,423

£443,281

Figures on the amount of Discretionary Housing Payments awarded to and spent by Local Authorities are available:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/discretionary-housing-payments-statistics

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