Official Statistics

Benefit expenditure by parliamentary constituency

Data showing benefit expenditure by country, region and parliamentary constituency between 2000/01 and 2011/12.

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Expenditure in each parliamentary constituency is estimated using National Statistics published data on benefit caseloads and average amounts of benefit, applied to out-turn expenditure totals. This implicitly assumes that overpayments and other adjustments to total benefit spend are spread pro-rata across parliamentary constituencies.

Next release: Following publication of the department’s accounts.