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Social Security Benefits: Greater London

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th December 2018.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Conservative, Bexleyheath and Crayford

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of working people in receipt of top-up benefits are resident in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency, (b) Bexley Borough, and (c) London.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The numbers of in work families receiving tax credits are in table 1.1 of the Child and Working Tax Credits statistics: finalised annual awards - 2016 to 2017 published by HMRC which can be accessed at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/720570/Main_publication_-_final_tables.xlsx

Geographical breakdowns including constituency level figures are available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/720739/Main_geographical_-_final_tables.xlsx

Universal Credit and Housing Benefit statistics for Great Britain are regularly published and the latest statistics for October 2018 and August 2018 respectively can be accessed at:

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

Guidance for users is available at:

https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html

The information available for the number of employed individuals that are in receipt of Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance across geographical areas can be found in the table in the document attached.

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