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Local Government Finance

Volume 407: debated on Thursday 19 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many council tax benefit claimants live in properties in Band F and above where council tax benefit is not restricted, broken down by (a) Government Office region, (b) type of tenure and (c) claimants who are (i) pensioners and (ii) non-pensioners. [119473]

The available information is in the tables.

Number of recipients
Council tax benefit recipients in property bands F, G and H where council tax benefit is not restricted—by Government Office Region—May 2001
North East11,000
North West11,000
Yorks and the Humber2
East Midlands2
West Midlands11,000
East11,000
London7,000
South East3,000
South West11,000
Wales11,000
Scotland12,000
Total19,000
Council tax benefit recipients in property bands F, G and H where council tax benefit is not restricted—by tenure—May 2001
LA tenant11,000
Private regulated (excluding RSL)1 1,000
Private deregulated (excluding RSL)1 1,000
RSL tenants1 1,000
Owner-occupier7,000
Tenure unknown9,000
Total19,000
Council tax benefit recipients aged 60 and over3and under 604in property bands F, G and H where council tax benefit is not restricted—May 2001
Age 60 and over13,000
Under 606,000
Total19,000
1 Figures under 2,500 are subject to a high degree of sampling variation and should be used only as a guide to the situation.
2 Data are negligible.
3 60 and over refers to cases where the benefit recipient and/or their partner is aged 60 and over.
4 Under 60 refers to cases where the benefit recipient and their partner are aged under 60.

Notes:

1. The figures are based on a 1 per cent. sample and are therefore subject to a degree of sampling variation.

2. The data refer to households claiming housing benefit which may be a single person, a couple or a family. More than one benefit household can live in one property, for example two or more adults in a flat or house-share arrangement.

3. Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand.

4. Totals may not sum due to rounding.

5. Figures for any non-responding authorities have been estimated.

6. Figures exclude any Second Adult Rebate cases.

Source:

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Management Information System, Annual 1 per cent. sample, taken in May 2001.