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Rent And Rate Rebates

Volume 931: debated on Thursday 12 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many people have received (a) rent rebates, (b) rent allowances for unfurnished accommodation, (c) rent allowances for furnished accommodation, and (d) rate rebates for each year since the introduction of the different schemes; and what has been the cost of each scheme in each year to date.

RENT REBATES, ALLOWANCES AND RATE REBATES: NUMBER AND COST: ENGLAND AND WALES, 1968–77

Rent Rebates

Rent Allowances

Rate Rebates

Date

Number (000s)

Costm.)

Unfurnished number (000s)

Furnished number (000s)

Costm.)

Financial year ending March

Number (000s

Costm.)

March 196836012 (1967–68)196878612
March 196935014 (1968–69)196979213
March 197035015 (1969–70)197080814
March 197135018 (1970–71)197179515
March 197227017 (1971–72)197280618
May 197370070 (1972–73)485 (1972–73)197390523
April 197484087 (1973–74)1201211 (1973–74)197491028
April 1975870107 (1974–75)1501117 (1974–75)19752,30085
April 1976970130(1975–76)1901329 (1975–76)19762,580117
January 1977990151 (1976–77)1901140 (1976–77) estimated

Notes:

1. The costs are for financial years and exclude administrative costs.

2. Householders receiving supplementary benefit are excluded.

3. The costs of rent allowances include both furnished and unfurnished cases.