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Housing Benefit: debt recoveries and fraud data

Statistics on Housing Benefit fraud volumes and incorrectly overpaid benefit based on data from each local authority.

These statistics are published twice a year:

  • in March (for the period April to September)
  • in September (for the period April to March)

Find future Housing Benefit Debt Recoveries publication dates in our statistics release calendar and more about DWP statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.

Email ali.spahiu@dwp.gsi.gov.uk with feedback and queries about the statistics.

Latest release

These statistics report on overpaid Housing Benefit. From April 2016 the statistics no longer include fraud data.

View an interactive map at regional and local authority levels for all the measures in this publication.

  1. Housing Benefit debt recoveries: April 2017 to March 2018

Background information and guidance

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

Previous releases

These statistics report on overpaid Housing Benefit and also include fraud data.

  1. Housing Benefit debt recoveries: April 2017 to September 2017
  2. Housing Benefit debt recoveries: April 2016 to March 2017
  3. Housing Benefit debt recoveries: April 2016 to September 2016
  4. Housing Benefit recoveries and fraud data: April 2015 to March 2016
  5. Housing Benefit recoveries and fraud data: April 2015 to September 2015
  6. Housing Benefit recoveries and fraud data: April 2014 to March 2015
  7. Housing Benefit recoveries and fraud data: April 2014 to September 2014
  8. Housing Benefit recoveries and fraud data April 2013 to March 2014
  9. Housing Benefit recoveries and fraud data: April 2013 to September 2013
  10. Housing Benefit recoveries and fraud data April 2012 to March 2013
  11. Housing Benefit recoveries and fraud data: April 2012 to September 2012
  12. Housing Benefit recoveries and fraud data: April 2011 to March 2012
  13. Housing Benefit: recoveries and fraud data: 2010 to 2011
  14. Housing Benefit recoveries and fraud data: August 2011
  15. Housing Benefit: recoveries and fraud data: May 2011
  16. Housing Benefit: recoveries and fraud data: 2009 to 2010
Published 11 September 2013
Last updated 31 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Housing Benefit: statistics on speed of processing 2018 to 2019' - the data in this release of statistics is for April to June 2018, also known as quarter 1.
  2. Added latest release of Housing Benefit debt recoveries statistics, data from April 2017 to March 2018.
  3. Added the latest Housing Benefit debt recoveries data, this has information from April 2017 to September 2017.
  4. Added latest Housing Benefit debt recoveries data to March 2017. Also added 'Related publications' section.
  5. Added latest Housing Benefit debt recoveries data to September 2016.
  6. Added latest Housing Benefit recoveries and fraud data to March 2016.
  7. Published latest Housing Benefit recoveries and fraud data to September 2015.
  8. Published latest statistics to March 2015 and a background information note.
  9. Published Housing Benefit recoveries and fraud data for April 2014 to September 2014.
  10. Published Housing Benefit recoveries and fraud data for April 2013 to March 2014.
  11. New statistical release for the period April 2013 to September 2013 published.
  12. First published.