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Rent And Rate Rebates And Allowances

Volume 932: debated on Thursday 26 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish a table showing the total costs of (a) rent rebates, (b) rent allowances, and (c) rate rebates for each year since they were introduced, together with the estimated cost in the current financial year.

Following is the available information:

COST OF RENT REBATES, RENT ALLOWANCES AND RATE REBATES: ENGLAND AND WALES: FINANCIAL YEAR 1968–78
£ millions
Financial year endingRent rebatesRent allowancesRate rebate
March 19681212
March 19691413
March 19701514
March 19711815
March 19721718
March 1973771323
March 19741672528
March 19752023385
March 197622348117
March 1977*28178Not available
March 1978*33781Not available
* Provisional.

Notes:

  • 1. Rent rebates and allowances paid to tenants who received Supplementary Benefit are included from 1972–73.
  • 2. Rent rebates and allowances became compulsory in 1972 and 1973 respectively.
  • 3. A more generous rate rebate scheme was introduced in 1974.