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Housing Benefit Datasets

Some information released through a Freedom of Information or Environmental Regulations request may be of public interest.  In these cases, we'll make this information available in datasets here.

Discretionary Housing Payments

Discretionary Housing Payments, including the annual expenditure, number of applications received, approved and declined:   Discretionary Housing Payment Annual Expenditure (ZIP) [16KB]

This data is updated annually in April


Housing Benefit- Exempt Accommodation

The data shows the gross rent, eligible core rent for exempt accommodation, by financial year, and a list of current exempt accommodation providers.

Housing Benefit - Exempt accommodation (ZIP) [9KB]

This data is updated annually in July


Local Housing Allowance Rates

Data on the annual Local Housing Allowance rates used within the Housing Benefit calculation can be found here- Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates | GOV.WALES

This data is updated annually in March


Housing Benefit Expenditure & Subsidy

Data on local authority Housing Benefit expenditure and subsidy of Housing Benefit for England, Scotland and Wales can be found here:

Housing Benefit expenditure and subsidy data - GOV.UK (


Statistics at the DWP

published statistics on benefits, pensions, employment programmes, income distribution and other subjects DWP are responsible for can be found here:

Statistics at DWP - Department for Work and Pensions - GOV.UK (