Income-related benefits: estimates of take-up

Estimates of the take-up of the main income-related benefits by caseload and expenditure in Great Britain.

These experimental statistics provide estimates of take-up, by caseload and expenditure, of the following income-related benefits:

  • Income Support
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Housing Benefit (including Local Housing Allowance)
  • Council Tax Benefit (to financial year 2009/10) – discontinued – last published in February 2012
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

They also provide the total and average amounts of benefit claimed and unclaimed for each these benefits.

The UK Statistics Authority is evaluating these statistics. They are therefore labelled as experimental until the evaluation is complete.

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Statistical releases

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  1. Income-related benefits: estimates of take-up: financial year 2013/14

    • Official Statistics
  2. Income-related benefits: estimates of take-up: financial year 2009/10

    • Official Statistics