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Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 54972, tabled on 25 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Greater Manchester have been classified as under occupying their homes in each year since 2012.

Answered on

30 November 2016

The figures requested are in the table below:

Households classified as under-occupying: Greater Manchester, 2013-2016











  1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred.
  2. Figures are numbers of households receiving Housing Benefit with a spare room subsidy deduction. This policy only affects working age households in the social rented sector.
  3. Figures have not been provided for August 2012 as the social rented sector spare room subsidy policy did not exist until April 2013.
  4. A small number of households now receive their housing support through Universal Credit. The table covers Housing Benefit only as equivalent Universal Credit data are not yet available.
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