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Asked by   Baroness King of Bow

 

 To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by the Foreign Secretary on 20 June (Official Report, Commons, col. 860), in which London Boroughs the 150 households receiving housing benefit of more than £50,000 a year resided. [HL2712]

     The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Lord Freud): The information requested is given in the table below.



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Housing Benefit (HB) recipients with an estimated average yearly award in excess of £50,000 for London Local Authorities and GB: March 2011
Total Number of payments in excess of £50,000
 

  All Local Authorities

 

  160

 

  Camden

 

  -

 

  City of London

 

  -

 

  Hackney

 

  -

 

  Hammersmith and Fulham

 
 

  Haringey

 

  -

 

  Islington

 

  -

 

  Kensington and Chelsea

 

  30

 

  Lambeth

 

  -

 

  Lewisham

 

  -

 

  Newham

 

  -

 

  Southwark

 

  -

 

  Tower Hamlets

 

  -

 

  Wandsworth

 

  -

 

  Westminster

 

  120

 

  Barking and Dagenham

 

  -

 

  Barnet

 

  -

 

  Bexley

 

  -

 

  Brent

 

  -

 

  Bromley

 

  -

 

  Croydon

 

  -

 

  Ealing

 

  -

 

  Enfield

 

  -

 

  Greenwich

 

  -

 

  Harrow

 

  -

 

  Havering

 

  -

 

  Hillingdon

 

  -

 

  Hounslow

 

  -

 

  Kingston Upon Thames

 

  -

 

  Merton

 

  -

 

  Redbridge

 

  -

 

  Richmond Upon Thames

 

  -

 

  Sutton

 

  -

 

  Waltham Forest

 

  -

 

  Rest of GB

 

  -

 Source: Single Housing Benefit Extract 100% individual level data (SHBE) March 2011.

 Notes:

 1. Recipients are as at second Thursday of the month.

 2. Components may not sum to total due to independent rounding.

 3. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

 4. SHBE is a monthly electronic scan of claimant level data direct from local authority computer systems. The data are available monthly from November 2008.

 5. " - " denotes nil or negligible.

 

Asked by   Baroness King of Bow

 

 To ask Her Majesty's Government how many, and what proportion, of housing benefit claimants in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets have been in work in each year since 2001.[HL2714]

     Lord Freud: Housing benefit (HB) recipients and those in employment, in Tower Hamlets Local Authority: Timeseries

  All HB caseload All non-passported Non-passported of which in employment Non-passported, in employment as a % of all HB recipients
 

  May-12

 

  37,030

 

  13,140

 

  9,030

 

  24.4

 

  May-11

 

  36,170

 

  12,340

 

  8,210

 

  22.7

 

  May-10

 

  35,510

 

  11,020

 

  6,740

 

  19.0

 

  May-09

 

  33,490

 

  9,750

 

  5,420

 

  16.2

 

  Nov-08

 

  32,210

 

  9,060

 

  5,030

 

  15.6

 Notes:

 1. The data refers to benefit units, which may be a single person or a couple.


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 2. Caseload figures are rounded to 10, percentages to one decimal place.

 3. Recipients are as at second Thursday of the month.

 4. SHBE is a monthly electronic scan of claimant level data direct from local authority computer systems. It replaces quarterly aggregate clerical returns. The data are available monthly from November 2008 and May 2012 is the most recent available. Comparable data for those in employment are not available prior to the introduction of SHBE.

 5. This data refers to people receiving housing benefit not in receipt of a passported benefit and are recorded as being in employment if their local authority has recorded employment income from either the main claimant, or partner of claimant (if applicable), in calculating the housing benefit award. People receiving passported benefits who are working part-time cannot be identified and are therefore not included in this analysis.

 

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