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star this property date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Bank Services: Greater London more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people in London, and in each London borough, who do not have a bank account. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
star this property uin 226279 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p>The information is not available in the format requested. Benefit and Pension recipients who do not have a bank account are paid by Simple Payment.</p><p>As of 15<sup>th</sup> January 2015, there were <del class="ministerial">45,911 </del> <ins class="ministerial">44,528</ins> benefit recipients and pensioners in Great Britain being paid by Simple Payment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2015-03-09T16:34:23.8Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T16:34:23.8Z
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less than 2015-03-25T10:50:49.097Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-25T10:50:49.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Public Expenditure more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on (a) mobile telephones, (b) tablet computers and (c) office furniture in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
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Chris Bryant more like this
star this property uin 206029 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department for Work and Pensions is a geographically-dispersed organisation employing around 90,000 staff across some 870 sites, delivering services directly to around 22 million customers.</p><p> </p><p>Expenditure on mobile phones was £111,074 in 2010/11; £85,353 in 2011/12; and £196,427 in 2012/13.</p><p> </p><p>Expenditure on tablet computers in 2010/11 and 2011/12 was nil. For 2012/13 I refer to the reply to PQ 151349 given to the Rt Hon. Member for Wokingham (John Redwood) on 16 April 2013, official report Col.288W.</p><p><a href="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmhansrd/cm130416/text/130416w0001.htm#1304171000035" target="_blank">http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmhansrd/cm130416/text/130416w0001.htm#1304171000035</a></p><p> </p><p>The Department occupies the majority of its estate under a Private Finance Initiative known as the PRIME Contract. Under this contract, the Department leases back fully-serviced accommodation from its private sector partner Telereal Trillium. The Department pays an inclusive unitary price for the space occupied, which includes the provision of office furniture. For those buildings and furniture requirements outside the scope of the PFI contract, the Department’s spend in 2010-11 was £603,686; 2011-12 was £537,468 and 2012-13 was £548,227. The Department’s Estates rationalisation programme has saved some £60 million in 2011/12 and 2012/13.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T16:08:46.1793817Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T16:08:46.1793817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb remove filter
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1446
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Bryant more like this
78115
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Public Expenditure more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on (a) accommodation, (b) taxis or private cars and (c) alcoholic beverages in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
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Chris Bryant more like this
star this property uin 206030 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department is a geographically-dispersed organisation employing around 90,000 staff across some 870 sites, delivering services directly to around 22 million customers. The table below shows the expenditure on accommodation and taxis for the years in question. The average spend per head on accommodation for 2012-13 was in the region of £70.</p><p> </p><p>The expenditure on taxis includes reimbursement of the cost of actual fares to support our disabled staff travelling to and from their place of work.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Date</p></td><td><p>(a) Accommodation</p></td><td><p>(b) Taxi</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>£6,932,231</p></td><td><p>£1,539,581</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>£5,281,218</p></td><td><p>£1,201,506</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>£6,571,462</p></td><td><p>£1,288,034</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>In the years 2008/09 and 2009/10 the Department’s spend on hotels under the previous administration was £11,264,324 and £11,694,697 respectively. This has almost halved under this administration. Spend on taxis for the year 2009/2010 was £1,526,863.</p><p> </p><p>As the purchase of alcohol is exceptional, there is no separate finance code to identify this spend.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T16:11:37.798438Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T16:11:37.798438Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb remove filter
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1446
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Bryant more like this
78613
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Legal Costs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on legal fees in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
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Chris Bryant more like this
star this property uin 206240 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The figures below detail the Department’s spend on external legal costs incurred for the financial years 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-2014. These figures include all invoices for fees authorised by the Department’s internal Legal Services, including but not limited to the case management services provided by the Treasury Solicitor’s Department, external legal representation and external training and professional development of the Department’s Legal Service. The figures represent actual cost to the Department and therefore only include VAT to the extent such VAT is irrecoverable. The difference in the figures between 2011/2012 and later years is largely as a result of DWP prosecutions work being transferred to the Crown Prosecution Service in April 2012.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2010/11 - £13.59m</p><p>2011/12 - £14.45m</p><p>2012/13 - £9.38m</p><p>2013/14 - £7.718m</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T16:20:36.3752589Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T16:20:36.3752589Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Bryant more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Housing Benefit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of housing benefit claimants were (a) out of work, (b) self-employed and (c) employed in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
star this property uin 198959 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The available information is in the following tables:</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Housing Benefit recipients by employment status: Great Britain, 2009/10 to 2013/14</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Caseload (thousands)<sup>1</sup></p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>In employment</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Not in employment</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Total</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Proportion in employment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Receiving means-tested out of work benefits</p></td><td><p>Not receiving means-tested out of work benefits (pensioners and other working age)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2009</p></td><td><p>527</p></td><td><p>2,067</p></td><td><p>1,944</p></td><td><p>4,539</p></td><td><p>11.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2010</p></td><td><p>702</p></td><td><p>2,142</p></td><td><p>1,953</p></td><td><p>4,797</p></td><td><p>14.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2011</p></td><td><p>835</p></td><td><p>2,174</p></td><td><p>1,925</p></td><td><p>4,934</p></td><td><p>16.9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2012</p></td><td><p>934</p></td><td><p>2,227</p></td><td><p>1,880</p></td><td><p>5,041</p></td><td><p>18.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2013</p></td><td><p>1,019</p></td><td><p>2,192</p></td><td><p>1,811</p></td><td><p>5,022</p></td><td><p>20.3%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Table 2: Average Housing Benefit award by employment status: Great Britain, 2009/10 to 2013/14</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>£ per week</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>In employment</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Not in employment</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Receiving means-tested out of work benefits</p></td><td><p>Not receiving means-tested out of work benefits (pensioners and other working age)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2009</p></td><td><p>76.54</p></td><td><p>92.01</p></td><td><p>71.62</p></td><td><p>81.58</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2010</p></td><td><p>84.68</p></td><td><p>94.06</p></td><td><p>73.54</p></td><td><p>84.42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2011</p></td><td><p>86.92</p></td><td><p>96.08</p></td><td><p>76.64</p></td><td><p>87.01</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2012</p></td><td><p>87.75</p></td><td><p>97.55</p></td><td><p>80.19</p></td><td><p>89.32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2013</p></td><td><p>89.51</p></td><td><p>95.87</p></td><td><p>82.64</p></td><td><p>89.87</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Table 3: Housing Benefit Outturn expenditure by employment status: Great Britain, 2009/10 to 2013/14</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>£ million, real terms (2014/15 prices)</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>In employment</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Not in employment</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Receiving means-tested out of work benefits</p></td><td><p>Not receiving means-tested out of work benefits (pensioners and other working age)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2,591</p></td><td><p>11,208</p></td><td><p>8,275</p></td><td><p>22,074</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>3,438</p></td><td><p>11,460</p></td><td><p>8,161</p></td><td><p>23,060</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>4,092</p></td><td><p>11,667</p></td><td><p>8,257</p></td><td><p>24,016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>4,558</p></td><td><p>11,965</p></td><td><p>8,335</p></td><td><p>24,858</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>4,958</p></td><td><p>11,383</p></td><td><p>8,122</p></td><td><p>24,462</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: Single Housing Benefit Extract (SHBE) and local authority subsidy returns</p><p> </p><p>It is important to note that the increase in the Housing Benefit caseload in employment is driven by a number of factors, including:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The overall increase in the number of households renting, whether or not in receipt of Housing Benefit</li><li>Recession-related impacts such as previously unemployed HB claimants moving into work and losing eligibility to passported benefits but continuing to claim HB, where as a consequence of the complexity of the benefit system it is possible that in some cases these households may not have made a claim for HB had they not had a spell on out-of-work benefits. A key feature of Universal Credit is its smoothing of this type of transition.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The information requested for those who are self-employed is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Information on numbers in employment do not include those Housing Benefit recipients whose claim is passported: that is those receiving Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance (Income-Based), Employment and Support Allowance (Income-Based), or Pension Credit (Guaranteed Credit). This is unlikely to have a significant impact on the trends shown in the tables.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><ol start="1" type="1"><li>In employment expenditure is based on instances where either the claimant or their partner has recorded earnings (which could be part-time or full-time) including pensioners, estimated using administrative data from Local Authority systems.</li></ol><ol start="2" type="1"><li>A small number of claimants on passported benefits who receive Housing Benefit may also be working, or have a working partner. These claimants are not identified in the data.</li><li>“Out of work benefits” refer to Income Support, income-based Jobseekers Allowance and income-based Employment Support Allowance.</li><li>Annual expenditure is calculated using quarterly averages of claimant numbers and claim amounts, aligned to out-turn expenditure from local authority subsidy returns.</li><li>Total out-turn expenditure for 2013/14 an estimate, based on SHBE data and the 2012/13 out-turn expenditure; this is subject to revision as local authority subsidy returns are made.</li><li>Expenditure figures may differ from previous published figures due to a change in methodology and data sources.</li><li>Housing Benefit caseload and average weekly amounts information can be found at: <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></li></ol>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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198955 more like this
198960 more like this
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less than 2014-06-26T15:03:23.0695887Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T15:03:23.0695887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Housing Benefit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the value of the average claim for housing benefit made by those (a) out of work, (b) self-employed and (c) employed was in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
star this property uin 198960 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The available information is in the following tables:</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Housing Benefit recipients by employment status: Great Britain, 2009/10 to 2013/14</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Caseload (thousands)<sup>1</sup></p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>In employment</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Not in employment</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Total</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Proportion in employment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Receiving means-tested out of work benefits</p></td><td><p>Not receiving means-tested out of work benefits (pensioners and other working age)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2009</p></td><td><p>527</p></td><td><p>2,067</p></td><td><p>1,944</p></td><td><p>4,539</p></td><td><p>11.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2010</p></td><td><p>702</p></td><td><p>2,142</p></td><td><p>1,953</p></td><td><p>4,797</p></td><td><p>14.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2011</p></td><td><p>835</p></td><td><p>2,174</p></td><td><p>1,925</p></td><td><p>4,934</p></td><td><p>16.9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2012</p></td><td><p>934</p></td><td><p>2,227</p></td><td><p>1,880</p></td><td><p>5,041</p></td><td><p>18.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2013</p></td><td><p>1,019</p></td><td><p>2,192</p></td><td><p>1,811</p></td><td><p>5,022</p></td><td><p>20.3%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Table 2: Average Housing Benefit award by employment status: Great Britain, 2009/10 to 2013/14</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>£ per week</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>In employment</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Not in employment</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Receiving means-tested out of work benefits</p></td><td><p>Not receiving means-tested out of work benefits (pensioners and other working age)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2009</p></td><td><p>76.54</p></td><td><p>92.01</p></td><td><p>71.62</p></td><td><p>81.58</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2010</p></td><td><p>84.68</p></td><td><p>94.06</p></td><td><p>73.54</p></td><td><p>84.42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2011</p></td><td><p>86.92</p></td><td><p>96.08</p></td><td><p>76.64</p></td><td><p>87.01</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2012</p></td><td><p>87.75</p></td><td><p>97.55</p></td><td><p>80.19</p></td><td><p>89.32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2013</p></td><td><p>89.51</p></td><td><p>95.87</p></td><td><p>82.64</p></td><td><p>89.87</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Table 3: Housing Benefit Outturn expenditure by employment status: Great Britain, 2009/10 to 2013/14</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>£ million, real terms (2014/15 prices)</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>In employment</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Not in employment</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Receiving means-tested out of work benefits</p></td><td><p>Not receiving means-tested out of work benefits (pensioners and other working age)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2,591</p></td><td><p>11,208</p></td><td><p>8,275</p></td><td><p>22,074</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>3,438</p></td><td><p>11,460</p></td><td><p>8,161</p></td><td><p>23,060</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>4,092</p></td><td><p>11,667</p></td><td><p>8,257</p></td><td><p>24,016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>4,558</p></td><td><p>11,965</p></td><td><p>8,335</p></td><td><p>24,858</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>4,958</p></td><td><p>11,383</p></td><td><p>8,122</p></td><td><p>24,462</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: Single Housing Benefit Extract (SHBE) and local authority subsidy returns</p><p> </p><p>It is important to note that the increase in the Housing Benefit caseload in employment is driven by a number of factors, including:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The overall increase in the number of households renting, whether or not in receipt of Housing Benefit</li><li>Recession-related impacts such as previously unemployed HB claimants moving into work and losing eligibility to passported benefits but continuing to claim HB, where as a consequence of the complexity of the benefit system it is possible that in some cases these households may not have made a claim for HB had they not had a spell on out-of-work benefits. A key feature of Universal Credit is its smoothing of this type of transition.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The information requested for those who are self-employed is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Information on numbers in employment do not include those Housing Benefit recipients whose claim is passported: that is those receiving Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance (Income-Based), Employment and Support Allowance (Income-Based), or Pension Credit (Guaranteed Credit). This is unlikely to have a significant impact on the trends shown in the tables.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><ol start="1" type="1"><li>In employment expenditure is based on instances where either the claimant or their partner has recorded earnings (which could be part-time or full-time) including pensioners, estimated using administrative data from Local Authority systems.</li></ol><ol start="2" type="1"><li>A small number of claimants on passported benefits who receive Housing Benefit may also be working, or have a working partner. These claimants are not identified in the data.</li><li>“Out of work benefits” refer to Income Support, income-based Jobseekers Allowance and income-based Employment Support Allowance.</li><li>Annual expenditure is calculated using quarterly averages of claimant numbers and claim amounts, aligned to out-turn expenditure from local authority subsidy returns.</li><li>Total out-turn expenditure for 2013/14 an estimate, based on SHBE data and the 2012/13 out-turn expenditure; this is subject to revision as local authority subsidy returns are made.</li><li>Expenditure figures may differ from previous published figures due to a change in methodology and data sources.</li><li>Housing Benefit caseload and average weekly amounts information can be found at: <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></li></ol>
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The available information is in the following tables:</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Housing Benefit recipients by employment status: Great Britain, 2009/10 to 2013/14</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Caseload (thousands)<sup>1</sup></p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>In employment</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Not in employment</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Total</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Proportion in employment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Receiving means-tested out of work benefits</p></td><td><p>Not receiving means-tested out of work benefits (pensioners and other working age)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2009</p></td><td><p>527</p></td><td><p>2,067</p></td><td><p>1,944</p></td><td><p>4,539</p></td><td><p>11.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2010</p></td><td><p>702</p></td><td><p>2,142</p></td><td><p>1,953</p></td><td><p>4,797</p></td><td><p>14.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2011</p></td><td><p>835</p></td><td><p>2,174</p></td><td><p>1,925</p></td><td><p>4,934</p></td><td><p>16.9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2012</p></td><td><p>934</p></td><td><p>2,227</p></td><td><p>1,880</p></td><td><p>5,041</p></td><td><p>18.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2013</p></td><td><p>1,019</p></td><td><p>2,192</p></td><td><p>1,811</p></td><td><p>5,022</p></td><td><p>20.3%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Table 2: Average Housing Benefit award by employment status: Great Britain, 2009/10 to 2013/14</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>£ per week</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>In employment</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Not in employment</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Receiving means-tested out of work benefits</p></td><td><p>Not receiving means-tested out of work benefits (pensioners and other working age)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2009</p></td><td><p>76.54</p></td><td><p>92.01</p></td><td><p>71.62</p></td><td><p>81.58</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2010</p></td><td><p>84.68</p></td><td><p>94.06</p></td><td><p>73.54</p></td><td><p>84.42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2011</p></td><td><p>86.92</p></td><td><p>96.08</p></td><td><p>76.64</p></td><td><p>87.01</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2012</p></td><td><p>87.75</p></td><td><p>97.55</p></td><td><p>80.19</p></td><td><p>89.32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2013</p></td><td><p>89.51</p></td><td><p>95.87</p></td><td><p>82.64</p></td><td><p>89.87</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Table 3: Housing Benefit Outturn expenditure by employment status: Great Britain, 2009/10 to 2013/14</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>£ million, real terms (2014/15 prices)</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>In employment</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Not in employment</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Receiving means-tested out of work benefits</p></td><td><p>Not receiving means-tested out of work benefits (pensioners and other working age)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2,591</p></td><td><p>11,208</p></td><td><p>8,275</p></td><td><p>22,074</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>3,438</p></td><td><p>11,460</p></td><td><p>8,161</p></td><td><p>23,060</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>4,092</p></td><td><p>11,667</p></td><td><p>8,257</p></td><td><p>24,016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>4,558</p></td><td><p>11,965</p></td><td><p>8,335</p></td><td><p>24,858</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>4,958</p></td><td><p>11,383</p></td><td><p>8,122</p></td><td><p>24,462</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: Single Housing Benefit Extract (SHBE) and local authority subsidy returns</p><p> </p><p>It is important to note that the increase in the Housing Benefit caseload in employment is driven by a number of factors, including:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The overall increase in the number of households renting, whether or not in receipt of Housing Benefit</li><li>Recession-related impacts such as previously unemployed HB claimants moving into work and losing eligibility to passported benefits but continuing to claim HB, where as a consequence of the complexity of the benefit system it is possible that in some cases these households may not have made a claim for HB had they not had a spell on out-of-work benefits. A key feature of Universal Credit is its smoothing of this type of transition.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The information requested for those who are self-employed is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Information on numbers in employment do not include those Housing Benefit recipients whose claim is passported: that is those receiving Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance (Income-Based), Employment and Support Allowance (Income-Based), or Pension Credit (Guaranteed Credit). This is unlikely to have a significant impact on the trends shown in the tables.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><ol start="1" type="1"><li>In employment expenditure is based on instances where either the claimant or their partner has recorded earnings (which could be part-time or full-time) including pensioners, estimated using administrative data from Local Authority systems.</li></ol><ol start="2" type="1"><li>A small number of claimants on passported benefits who receive Housing Benefit may also be working, or have a working partner. These claimants are not identified in the data.</li><li>“Out of work benefits” refer to Income Support, income-based Jobseekers Allowance and income-based Employment Support Allowance.</li><li>Annual expenditure is calculated using quarterly averages of claimant numbers and claim amounts, aligned to out-turn expenditure from local authority subsidy returns.</li><li>Total out-turn expenditure for 2013/14 an estimate, based on SHBE data and the 2012/13 out-turn expenditure; this is subject to revision as local authority subsidy returns are made.</li><li>Expenditure figures may differ from previous published figures due to a change in methodology and data sources.</li><li>Housing Benefit caseload and average weekly amounts information can be found at: <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></li></ol>
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