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Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit statistics

Statistics on Housing Benefit including the numbers receiving it and the amount received. Includes Council Tax Benefit data to 2013.

Since August 2013, we have released full Housing Benefit (HB) statistics via Stat-Xplore.

We publish the HB statistics listed on this page and on:

You can download a data cube (in csv format) containing Housing Benefit caseload and average weekly award for November 2014 at local authority level. This is an additional resource to the more detailed data available through Stat-Xplore. We are keen to receive feedback and comments on the data cube at: Stat.Xplore@dwp.gsi.gov.uk.

There is contact information and more about DWP statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.

HB flows data

These statistics record the number of people beginning and ending HB claims.

  1. Experimental Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit flows data from November 2008

    • 13 May 2015
    • Statistics - national statistics

HB and CTB summary statistics to 2013

Council Tax Benefit (CTB) was abolished in April 2013 and replaced by a system of localised support. In England, the Department for Communities and Local Government is now responsible for these statistics. The Scottish and Welsh Governments have similar responsibility. The statistics shown here provide the final numbers relating to Council Tax Benefit.

  1. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: February 2013

    • 24 June 2013
    • Statistics - national statistics
  2. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: January 2013

    • 1 April 2013
    • Statistics - national statistics
  3. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: December 2012

    • 1 March 2013
    • Statistics - national statistics
  4. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: November 2012

    • 1 February 2013
    • Statistics - national statistics
  5. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: October 2012

    • 1 January 2013
    • Statistics - national statistics
  6. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: September 2012

    • 1 December 2012
    • Statistics - national statistics
  7. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: August 2012

    • 1 November 2012
    • Statistics - national statistics
  8. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: May 2012

    • 1 August 2012
    • Statistics - national statistics
  9. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: April 2012

    • 1 July 2012
    • Statistics - national statistics
  10. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: March 2012

    • 1 June 2012
    • Statistics - national statistics
  11. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: February 2012

    • 1 May 2012
    • Statistics - national statistics
  12. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: January 2012

    • 1 April 2012
    • Statistics - national statistics
  13. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: December 2011

    • 1 March 2012
    • Statistics - national statistics
  14. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: November 2011

    • 1 February 2012
    • Statistics - national statistics
  15. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: October 2011

    • 1 January 2012
    • Statistics - national statistics
  16. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: September 2011

    • 1 December 2011
    • Statistics - national statistics
  17. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: August 2011

    • 1 November 2011
    • Statistics - national statistics
  18. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: July 2011

    • 1 October 2011
    • Statistics - national statistics
  19. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: June 2011

    • 1 September 2011
    • Statistics - national statistics
  20. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: May 2011

    • 1 August 2011
    • Statistics - national statistics
  21. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: April 2011

    • 1 July 2011
    • Statistics - national statistics
  22. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: March 2011

    • 1 June 2011
    • Statistics - national statistics
  23. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: February 2011

    • 1 May 2011
    • Statistics - national statistics
  24. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: January 2011

    • 1 April 2011
    • Statistics - national statistics
  25. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: December 2010

    • 1 March 2011
    • Statistics - national statistics
  26. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: November 2010

    • 1 February 2011
    • Statistics - national statistics
  27. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: October 2010

    • 1 January 2011
    • Statistics - national statistics
  28. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: September 2010

    • 1 December 2010
    • Statistics - national statistics
  29. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: August 2010

    • 1 November 2010
    • Statistics - national statistics
  30. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: July 2010

    • 1 October 2010
    • Statistics - national statistics
  31. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: June 2010

    • 1 September 2010
    • Statistics - national statistics
  32. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: May 2010

    • 1 August 2010
    • Statistics - national statistics
  33. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit caseload statistics: definition and methodolgy

    • 15 August 2013
    • Statistics