HL Deb 27 February 1992 vol 536 cc13-4WA
Lord McIntosh of Haringey

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What they estimate would be the cost in the financial year 1992–93 of increasing the applicable amounts for income-related benefits by 63 pence per adult per week.

Lord Henley

The estimated cost of this measure is given in the table.

Benefit Cost (£ Million)
Income Support 195
Community Charge Benefit 20
Housing Benefit 45
Family Credit 20
Total 275

Source: Data drawn from the 1987–89 Family Expenditure Surveys and the 1990 Annual Statistical Enquiry, modelled at 1992–93 prices and benefit levels.


1. Because of rounding, the figures do not sum.

2. In addition, it is estimated that a similar increase in Disability Working Allowance would cost less than £5 million.