Latest from parliament on HB/CTB; Week ending 4 March 2011

Steve Webb: DWP estimates of the number of households in receipt of housing benefit in social-rented accommodation by the requested family types and age bands are given in the following tables:

 

Housing benefit claimants in social rented accommodation, family type, aged under 60: November 2010
Government office region All Single, no child dependant Single with child dependant(s) Couple, no child dependant Couple with child dependant(s)

All

1,090,080

511,850

372,450

55,910

149,88 0

North East

52,950

26,010

15,740

4,090

7,110

North West

176,980

88,920

57,490

9,680

20,900

Yorkshire and Humberside

71,110

34,260

22,390

4,280

10,190

East Midlands

52,220

23,360

18,050

3,000

7,820

West Midlands

99,200

45,610

33,200

5,740

14,640

East of England

90,910

37,850

33,680

4,700

14,690

London

177,730

81,800

66,540

4,920

24,470

South East

122,430

49,890

46,700

5,980

19,850

South West

84,930

36,180

30,080

4,640

14,030

Wales

56,600

27,070

18,180

3,650

7,700

Scotland

105,020

60,910

30,410

5,230

8,470

 

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60-state pension age housing benefit claimants, social tenants: November 2010

Claimants

All

96,900

North East

6,600

North West

18,370

Yorkshire and Humberside

7,440

East Midlands

4,420

West Midlands

8,760

East of England

7,140

London

10,610

South East

9,870

South West

7,670

Wales

5,720

Scotland

10,290

Notes:
1. The figures have been rounded to the nearest 10. Totals may not sum due to rounding.
2. Housing benefit figures exclude any extended payment cases. An extended payment is a payment that may be received for a further four weeks when they start working full time, work more hours or earn more money.
3. SHBE is a monthly electronic scan of claimant level data direct from local authority computer systems. It replaces quarterly aggregate clerical returns. The data are available monthly from November 2008 and November 2010 are the latest available.
4. The age at which women reach state pension age will gradually increase from 60 to 65 between April 2010 and April 2020. This will introduce a small increase to the number of working age benefit recipients and a small reduction to the number of pension age recipients. Figures from May 2010 onwards reflect this change.
5. The data refer to benefit units, which may be a single person or a couple.
6. Age groups are based on the age on the count date (second Thursday in the month), of either:
(a) the recipient if they are single, or
(b) the elder of the recipient or partner if claiming as a couple.
7. State pension age (SPA) is 64 years for men and currently 60 for women under the incremental SPA equalisation.
Source:
Single Housing Benefit Extract (SHBE)