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HOUSING BENEFIT CLAIMANTS INCREASING, REVEAL NEW STATISTICS

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The 1993 edition of Social Security Statistics, published today by the Government Statistical Service, shows signif...
The 1993 edition of Social Security Statistics, published today by the Government Statistical Service, shows significant increases in the number of people receiving a wide range of benefits.

HOUSING BENEFIT AND COMMUNITY CHARGE: The number of people claiming Housing Benefit increased by 277,000 to 4,477,000 in the year to February 1993. Of these, Local Authority tenants made up 3,050,000 and 1,424,000 were private tenants. The average weekly payment at May 1992 was £30.03. From its introduction in April 1990 to February 1993, the number of Community Charge benefit recipients also claiming Income Support rose by 1,022,000 to 4,192,000. Claimants not receiving Income Support fell by 679,000 to 2,680,000.

Social Security Statistics 1993 is a publication of the Government Statistical Service and can be purchased from HMSO bookshops, price £25.00.
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