Skip to main content

Housing Benefit

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on housing benefit at 2009-10 prices in each year since 1997. (316237)

The available information is in the following table.

Housing benefit expenditure in Great Britain

£ million, 2009-10 prices

1997-98

14,837

1998-99

14,386

1999-2000

14,107

2000-01

14,047

2001-02

14,265

2002-03

15,069

2003-04

14,314

2004-05

14,847

2005-06

15,429

2006-07

15,966

2007-08

16,451

2008-09

17,447

Notes:

1. Expenditure figures include all housing benefit expenditure whether funded by central or local government.

2. Real terms figures are in 2009-10 prices, and derived using the 2009 pre-Budget report GDP deflator.

3. Historic and forecast expenditure for housing benefit can be found on the internet at

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd4/medium_term.asp

Source:

Local authority expenditure data