National Statistics

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit summary statistics: February 2013

Summary of statistics from November 2008 to February 2013 of the number of people receiving Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit.



These national statistics provide the numbers of people in receipt of Housing Benefit (HB) and Council Tax Benefit (CTB) and the amount of benefit received for the period November 2008 to February 2013. They also include breakdowns by local authority, tenancy type, passported benefits and age group.

The statistics are based on the Single Housing Benefit Extract (SHBE) data source.

SHBE is a monthly electronic scan of claimant level data direct from local authority computer systems. It has been designed to provide sufficient information for all current and future statistical proposes and is now the single source of (HB) and (CTB) data.

Contacts and more information

For more information visit the Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit: caseload statistics series page.

For contact details visit the main DWP statistics page.