Official Statistics

Use of Discretionary Housing Payments: April to September 2016

Analysis of local authorities' use of Discretionary Housing Payment funds from April to September 2016. This is based on local authority mid-year returns.

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Use of Discretionary Housing Payments GB: analysis of mid-year returns from local authorities, April to September 2016

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Data tables: Use of Discretionary Housing Payments GB: analysis of mid-year returns from local authorities, April to September 2016

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Detail

This publication provides analysis of the use of Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) including:

  • DHP expenditure compared with full year allocation (for England, Wales, Scotland, GB and GB excluding Scotland)
  • DHP expenditure distribution across local authorities
  • proportion of DHP expenditure for different welfare reform measures (for GB and GB excluding Scotland)

DHPs are awards that can be made by local authorities to Housing Benefit claimants who are experiencing financial difficulty with housing costs.