HL Deb 12 September 2003 vol 652 c149WA

What was the number of recipients and the value of payments of council tax and housing benefit in

 Housing Benefit (HB) and council tax benefit (CTB) recipients by income band in Great Britain at May 2002 Weekly assessable income of benefit household (including any HB and/or CTB payable) Equivalent annual income Number of housing benefit recipients Average weekly housing benefit payment Number of council tax benefit recipients Average weekly council tax benefit payment 0 to £95.82 Under £5,000 58,000 £34.10 139,000 £10.20 £95.83 to £143.73 £5,001 to £7,500 643,000 £42.60 978,000 £10.20 £143.74 to £191.64 £7,501 to £10,000 1,203,000 £49.00 1,421,000 £10.50 £191.65 to £287.47 £10,001 to £15,000 1,482,000 £55.50 1,651,000 £11.20 £287.48 to £383.29 £15,001 to £20,000 343,000 £75.60 341,000 £12.50 £383.30 to £574.93 £20,001 to £30,000 77,000 £117.10 70,000 £14.00 £574.94 to £958.22 £30,001 to £50,000 6,000 £432.30 42,000 4£415.80 £958.23 or over £50,001 or over 10 11 10 11 Totals 3,813,000 £54.60 4,602,000 £10.90

Source:

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Management Information System. Annual 1 per cent sample taken in May 2002.

Notes:

1. 1. The information has been provided in weekly income bands, rather than annual bands as it is based on Housing Benefit arid Council Tax Benefit recipients at a single point in the year.
2. 2. The data refer to households claiming Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Benefit, which may be a single person, a couple or a family. More than one benefit household can live in one property, for example two or more adults in a flat or house share arrangement.
3. 3. Figures are based on a 1 per cent sample and are therefore subject to a degree of sampling variation.
4. 4. Numbers are based on a small number of sample cases and are therefore subject to a high degree of sampling variation and should be used as a guide to the current situation only.
5. 5. Numbers are rounded to the nearest thousand cases, average weekly benefit is rounded to the nearest ten pence.
6. 6. Council Tax Benefit figures exclude any Second Adult Rebate cases.
7. 7. Housing Benefit figures exclude any Extended Payment cases.
8. 8. There will be an overlap in the figures as people may be in receipt of both Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit.
9. 9. The figures are comprised of incomes declared for the assessment of income-related benefits (including disregarded income) from Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance (Income based), other benefits/allowances/tax credits and net earnings from employment/self-employment.
10. 10. Nil or negligible.
11. 11. Not applicable.