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Housing Benefit

Volume 84: debated on Wednesday 30 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information he has as to the number of staff employed by local authorities in calculating and administering housing benefit.

I shall write to my hon. and learned Friend as soon as possible.

Distance from current scheme needs allowance
Great Britain, thousands
Size of weekly gain/lossBelowAboveTotal
£More than £20·00£20·00 to £10·00£10·00 to £0·00£0 to £10·00£10·00 to £20·00£20·00 to £30·00£30·00 to £40·00£40·00+
(i) Rent taper35 per cent., rates taper 17½percent.
Gainers
0·01 to 1·002030240180110402020670
1·01 to 2·00104019013090403040570
2·01 to 3·00201307070404020400
3·01 to 4·001020705040202020240
4·01 to 5·001004020102020220
5·01 +3012070405050110470
Total401508505403902001702302,570
Losers
0·01 to 1·00302701801601203030820
1·01 to 2·000101207070706040440
2·01 to 3·00020402010100
3·01 to 4·0000401010100080
4·01 to 5·00002010100040
5·01 +000010
Total4048033027021090701,500
(ii) Rent taper 40 per cent., rates taper 20 per cent.
Gainers
0·01 to 1·002040230160100302010610
1·01 to 2·0010401809050202020430
2·01 to 3·00201207030201020280
3·01 to 4·001020604010101010170
4·01 to 5·008010101010140
5·01 +301105020303060350
Total40140790420230120901401,970
Losers
0·01 to 1·0030290200180704020840
1·01 to 2·000101201201601406040650
2·01 to 3·000207050402020220
3·01 to 4·0006020101010110