Research and analysis

Conversion of Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) from a benefit into a loan, 2018

Communications with claimants on the changes to SMI and claimants’ decisions on taking up the loan.

Documents

Tables: Conversion of SMI from a benefit into a loan: claimant communication and loan take up, October 2018

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Details

Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) stopped being a benefit and became a loan on 6 April 2018.

This publication contains management information on communications with claimants on the changes to SMI and claimants’ decisions on taking up the loan.

Release schedule

These statistics will be updated every 4 weeks.

Since the March 2018 release, a technical issue has been corrected on the management information system used to produce the figures. The issue resulted in around 13% of claimants’ records being moved to a new loans system ahead of the introduction of the SMI loan scheme on 6 April and meant they were missing from the earlier figures published in March.

No correction will be made to the figures in March. The figures for March are therefore not comparable with subsequent months.

Published 24 April 2018
Last updated 6 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated tables with data to 31 October 2018.
  2. Updated tables with data to 3 October 2018.
  3. Updated tables with data to 5 September 2018.
  4. Updated tables with data to 8 August 2018.
  5. Updated tables with data to 11 July 2018.
  6. Updated 'Conversion of Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) from a benefit into a loan, 2018': data to June 2018.
  7. Changed DWP Press Office phone number on both attachments to 0203 267 5144.
  8. Replaced background document PDF with HTML version.
  9. Added data to 16 May 2018 and background document dated May 2018.
  10. First published.