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Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit: caseload statistics

Data showing the number of people receiving Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit and the amount of benefit received.

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We produce national statistics on the UK Housing Benefit (HB) and Council Tax Benefit (CTB) caseload in accordance with arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

The data is published quarterly, showing monthly figures.

From August 2013, Housing Benefit statistics are released only via Stat-Xplore therefore the spreadsheets on this page don’t include the latest statistics.

A set of summary tables for Housing Benefit claimants are available.

Small revisions to average weekly Housing Benefit award have been made due to the identification of an error in calculating this breakdown for some months prior to August 2013. The revision at national level is less than 0.5% of the average weekly award.

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 statistics. The Scottish and Welsh Governments have similar responsibility. The statistics shown here provide the final numbers relating to Council Tax Benefit.

HB and CTB caseload statistics: November 2008 to February 2013

HB and CTB national statistics published on 15 May 2013 update previously published national statistics and relate to the period November 2008 to February 2013.

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit caseload statistics: February 2013

Later statistics are available via Stat-Xplore

Additional information

Caseload definition and methodology

Experimental HB and CTB flows data: November 2008 to November 2013

Experimental flows statistics

Additional information

Guide to using experimental statistics

Contacts and more information

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

Documents

  1. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: May 2010

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

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

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

    • 15 May 2013
    • Statistics - national statistics
  5. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: January 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 1 June 2010
    • Statistics

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