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Social Security Benefits

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 13637, tabled on 27 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to monitor regional variations in benefit uptake.

Answered on

2 November 2015

Estimates of take-up are not available at geographies below Great Britain. This is due to the size of the survey sample they are based on and methods used to generate robust national figures.


However, on 25th June 2015 the Department for Work and Pensions published the report “Income-related benefits: Estimates of take-up in 2013/14 (experimental)”. The full report can be found at:


https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-related-benefits-estimates-of-take-up-financial-year-201314


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