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Benefit expenditure and caseload tables 2013

Historic and forecast benefit expenditure and caseload data 2013.

Documents

Outturn and forecast: Autumn Statement 2013

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Outturn and forecast: Budget 2013

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State Pension expenditure by country of residence 1995/96 to 2012/13

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Winter Fuel payments by EEA country 2002/03 to 2012/13

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Long term projections of pensioner benefits

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Long term projections of pensioner benefits: tables

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Details

This page contains historic and forecast benefit expenditure and caseload data for people receiving benefits, consistent with the Budget and Autumn Statement 2013.

Some tables previously shown on this page have been removed. They have been superseded by updated versions in the Benefit expenditure and caseload tables 2014 publication.

Historic figures have been collated from departmental reports and accounts of DWP and its predecessor departments, and make use of statistical data collected from DWP’s benefit administration systems where necessary to provide further disaggregation.

Historic expenditure figures may differ from those published in the accounts due to differing definitions and the inclusion of data that has become available since. Historic caseload data also comes from statistical reports, although may differ from published figures because these tables provide estimates for financial years, rather than point-in-time figures. Some historical information will differ from that previously published on these pages where either:

  • new information has become available
  • methods for breaking down expenditure have been improved.

Forecasts published here are consistent with the 2013 Economic and Fiscal Outlook for Autumn Statement or Budget unless specified otherwise. They are produced under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Office for Budget Responsibility.

From 2013, a welfare spending table containing benefit and tax credit expenditure for DWP, HM Revenue and Customs and predecessors is included, covering Great Britain.

We have produced forecasts using a number of techniques appropriate to the particular benefits, taking into account demographic, economic, social and policy factors.

Updates to sub-national tables rely on the availability of published caseloads and accounts information. We will next update these tables to include 2013 to 2014 spending on the later of:

  • OBR’s public sector finance release date in September 2014
  • the first public sector finance release date following the publication of the DWP accounts 2013 to 2014
Published 23 April 2013
Last updated 23 September 2014 + show all updates
  1. Removed following tables: Benefit Expenditure by Local Authority; Benefit Expenditure by Parliamentary Constituency; DLA expenditure by reported medical condition and rate paid; ESA expenditure by reported medical condition and phase of claim; Benefit expenditure by region; Housing Benefit and Council Tax expenditure by local authority. These have now been superseded by tables published at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2014.
  2. Published Long term projections of pensioner benefits (previously published elsewhere on gov.uk).
  3. Amended total benefit expenditure formulae in benefit expenditure by local authority tables.
  4. State Pension expenditure by country of residence 1995/96 to 2012/13 and Winter Fuel payments by EEA country 2002/03 to 2012/13 added to page.
  5. Amendment to the 2012/13 Disability Living Allowance expenditure across Parliamentary constituencies in the Benefit expenditure by Parliamentary constituency 2000/01 to 2012/13 tables.
  6. Amendments to some sub-total formulae in Tables 1 and 2 of the Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit expenditure by local authority 1996/97 to 2012/13 tables. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures have also been updated to align with Autumn Statement 2013.
  7. Link added to 'Long term projections of pensioner benefits' page
  8. Updated 'Outturn and forecast: Autumn Statement 2013' spreadsheet with more up to date figures from HM Revenue & Customs.
  9. The tables have been updated to reflect 2012/13 outturn. A New Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit statistics added.
  10. Added tables for benefit expenditure - by Parliamentary constituency, by LA, by region, by medical condition for ESA and for DLA. Also added - Forecast expenditure: Autumn Statement 2013
  11. First published.