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Current Discretionary Housing Payment Figures

 

Applications processedSuccessful applicationsCumulative amount paid (Contribution £114,330)Budget remaining
April3324£30,303.42£84,026.58
May4226£38,059.98£76,270.02
June3519£44,447.51£69,882.49
July3422£50,397.58£63,932.42
August2811£53,603.29£60,726.71
September2515£57,731.32£56,598.68
October3624£66,574.72£47,755.28
November4428£72,317.74£42,012.26
December3731£88,978.16£25,351.84
January3525£98,488.56£15,841.44
February3219£105,397.49£8,932.51
March3328£115,088.06-£758.06

 

Current Council Tax Hardship Payment Figures

 Applications processedSuccessful applicationsCumulative amount paid (Budget £35,000)Budget remaining
April3325£5,498.39£29,501.61
May4925£7,568.40£27,431.60
June4325£8,992.18£26,007.82
July4024£10,185.92£24,814.08
August2412£10,922.36£24,077.64
September3117£11,699.94£23,300.06
October4027£13,013.72£21,986.28
November3423£14,194.16£20,805.84
December4434£16,272.53£18,727.47
January3523£17,177.77£17,822.23
February2814£17,824.35£17,175.65
March2517£18,599.90£16,400.10

 

Benefit Cap Figures December 2015

Number of social tenants affected by the benefit cap8
Number of private tenants affected by the benefit cap7
Highest benefit cap applied£168.91
Lowest benefit cap applied£7.85
Average benefit cap applied£47.81
Highest number of children in household affected by the benefit cap5
Lowest number of children in household affected by the benefit cap3

 

Discretionary Housing Payments 2014/15

 

Applications processedSuccessful applicationsCumulative amount paid (Contribution £152,745)Budget remaining
April2825£28,243.36£124,501.64
May5237£48,115.76£104,629.24
June5133£67,933.12£84,811.88
July5536£84,959.50£67,785.50
August3221£92,057.22£60,687.78
September4722£98,490.38£54,254.62
October5136£114,523.19£38,221.81
November2414£118,906.21£33,838.79
December4727£127,640.27£25,104.73
January3318£132,052.33£20,692.67
February3927£140,123.39£12,621.61
March4233£150,031.77£2,713.23
Total501329  
Reason for DHP awardNumber in this category
Other*183
Local Housing Allowance reforms19
Under Occupancy restrictions126
Benefit Cap1
 329

*Includes Redundancy/Economic Climate, Health/Income, Age/Income/ Forced Move, Impending Birth and Other/Miscellaneous

 

 Council Tax Hardship Payment Figures 2014/15

 Applications processedSuccessful applicationsCumulative amount paid (Budget £35,000)Budget remaining
April2927£4,485.61£3,0514.39
May5233£8,097.87£26,902.13
June4833£12,070.63£22,929.37
July4833£14,009.68£20,990.32
August4827£1,5596.46£19,403.54
September5829£17,093.89£17,906.11
October5034£19,332.35£15,667.65
November2614£19,846.37£15,153.63
December5230£21,901.49£13,098.51
January3520£22,682.63£12,317.37
February4228£24,117.13£10,882.87
March3733£25,333.64£9,666.36
Total525341  

 

Social Housing Size Criteria (under occupancy restrictions) Figures May 2014

Total social housing tenants claiming housing benefit

4080

Number restricted by 25%

68

Number restricted by 14%

352

Average weekly loss

£16.68

 

 

 

Last modified: 27 July 2016