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Housing Benefit: Scotland

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 217530, tabled on 5 December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has provided to each local authority in Scotland for the administration of housing benefit for (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14, (e) 2014-15 and (f) 2015-16.

Answered on

9 December 2014

The allocation of Housing Benefit administration funding is based on a methodology agreed by the Department and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) along with the local authority associations for England and Wales. Details of the allocation for each year from 2010 are highlighted in the subsidy circulars listed below.

2010/11 – is in S9/2009.

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20100210151716/http://dwp.gov.uk/docs/s6-2009.pdf

2011/12 – is in S5/2010.

http://www.hblearning.co.uk/media/circular_summaries/2010/1012/S5v2010_Full.pdf

2012/13 – is in S9/2011.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/226906/s9-2011.pdf

2013/14 – is in S5/2012

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/226452/s5-2012.pdf

2014/15 – is in S10/2013

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/261037/s10-2013.pdf

2015/16 – is in S6/2014

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/376885/s6-2014-scotland.pdf