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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.

We publish Housing Benefit (HB) statistics on this page and on:

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HB caseload

  1. Housing Benefit caseload statistics

    • Official Statistics

HB flows data

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

DWP publish historic and forecast benefit expenditure and caseload data which is usually consistent with the annual Budget and Autumn Statement.

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

    • National Statistics
  2. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: January 2013

    • National Statistics
  3. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: December 2012

    • National Statistics
  4. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: November 2012

    • National Statistics
  5. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: October 2012

    • National Statistics
  6. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: September 2012

    • National Statistics
  7. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: August 2012

    • National Statistics
  8. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: May 2012

    • National Statistics
  9. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: April 2012

    • National Statistics
  10. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: March 2012

    • National Statistics
  11. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: February 2012

    • National Statistics
  12. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: January 2012

    • National Statistics
  13. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: December 2011

    • National Statistics
  14. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: November 2011

    • National Statistics
  15. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: October 2011

    • National Statistics
  16. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: September 2011

    • National Statistics
  17. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: August 2011

    • National Statistics
  18. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: July 2011

    • National Statistics
  19. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: June 2011

    • National Statistics
  20. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: May 2011

    • National Statistics
  21. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: April 2011

    • National Statistics
  22. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: March 2011

    • National Statistics
  23. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: February 2011

    • National Statistics
  24. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: January 2011

    • National Statistics
  25. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: December 2010

    • National Statistics
  26. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: November 2010

    • National Statistics
  27. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: October 2010

    • National Statistics
  28. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: September 2010

    • National Statistics
  29. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: August 2010

    • National Statistics
  30. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: July 2010

    • National Statistics
  31. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: June 2010

    • National Statistics
  32. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: May 2010

    • National Statistics
Published 15 May 2013
Last updated 19 February 2014 + show all updates
  1. Updated to show that the Experimental Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit flows data now cover the period November 2008 to November 2013.
  2. National statistics relating to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit flows updated to include data to August 2013.
  3. First published.