Official Statistics

Use of Discretionary Housing Payments: April to September 2018

Analysis of local authorities' use of Discretionary Housing Payments (England and Wales) from April to September 2018, based on local authority mid-year returns.

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Use of Discretionary Housing Payments, England and Wales: analysis of mid-year returns from local authorities, April to September 2018

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Data tables: use of Discretionary Housing Payments, England and Wales April to September 2018

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Use of Discretionary Housing Payments statistics: background information and methodology

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

DHPs are monetary awards that can be made by local authorities to people experiencing financial difficulty with housing costs who qualify for Housing Benefit or the housing costs element of Universal Credit.

DHPs and Scotland

DHPs for Scotland were devolved from 1 April 2017, under the Scotland Act 2016 implementing the Smith Commission Agreement.

Published 13 December 2018