Official Statistics

Removal of the spare room subsidy analysis: July 2014

Analysis of changes to the number of people subject to a reduction in their Housing Benefit award from May to December 2013.


Supporting tables: Removal of the spare room subsidy analysis

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This analysis investigates the reasons behind the downward trend in the number of Housing Benefit claimants receiving a reduction in their award due to removal of the spare room subsidy. It focuses mainly on those who remain in receipt of the benefit, although some analysis of those affected who leave Housing Benefit entirely is also included.

Published 15 July 2014