Historic and forecast benefit expenditure and caseload data usually consistent with the annual Budget and Autumn Statement.
Outturn and forecast tables
These tables are produced under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). They reflect the government’s delivery plans, and the OBR’s additional judgments as set out in their economic and fiscal outlook.
The ‘Outturn and forecast: Autumn Statement 2016’ tables are consistent with the Autumn Statement 2016 economic and fiscal outlook – 23 November 2016.
The ‘Outturn and forecast: March Budget 2016’ tables are consistent with the Budget 2016 economic and fiscal outlook – 16 March 2016.
Benefit expenditure outturn tables
Tables showing benefit expenditure by local authority and by parliamentary constituency include Personal Independence Payment data for 2014/15 and 2015/16.
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 comes from statistical reports. It may differ from previously published figures because these tables provide estimates for financial years, rather than point-in-time figures.
Some historical data may differ from that previously published where:
- new information has become available
- methods for estimating expenditure have been improved
Forecasts are made using a number of techniques appropriate to the particular benefits, taking into account demographic, economic, social and policy factors.
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