Find further breakdowns of these statistics in Stat-Xplore our online tool for exploring some of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) main statistics. Use Stat-Xplore to create your own tables and charts.
The August 2018 publication of Housing Benefit data on Stat-Xplore will include the new DWP methodology for assigning geographies. Geography breakdowns for residential Housing Benefit claimants will be based on 2011 Census Output Areas rather than 2001 for data from April 2018. This is in line with a broader move to refresh the geographical breakdowns in DWP statistical products.
There is contact information and more about DWP statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.
Following the release of caseload statistics in August (with data to May 2018) the data will no longer be published in spreadsheet format. The data will still be available via Stat-Xplore.
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.