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Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics

Publications | Forthcoming Publications | EQIA | Ad hoc Analysis

 

Publications and Reference tables

Title of Publication/Reference Tables

Date Published

Links

Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics: Quarterly to 31 December 2015

Revisions - 27 April 2016

The table of contents in the Excel workbook has been corrected to refer to the correct date ranges.  This change affects none of the figues in the publication, tables or charts.

26 April 2016

Publication (Word and PDF formats)

Excel Tables

Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics: Quarterly to 30 September 2015 26 January 2016

Publication (Word and PDF formats)

Excel Tables

Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics: Quarterly to 30 June 2015 27 October 2015

Publication (Word and PDF formats)

Excel Tables

Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics: 2014/15

 

 

28 July 2015

Publication (Word and PDF formats)

Excel Tables

Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics: Quarterly to 31 December 2014

 

 

28 April 2015

Publication (Word and PDF formats)

Excel Tables

Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics: Quarterly to 30 September 2014

 

 

27 January 2015

Publication (Word and PDF formats)

Excel Tables

Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics: Quarterly to 30 June 2014

 

 

21 October 2014

Publication (Word and PDF formats)

Excel Tables

Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics: 2013-14

Revised 18 July 2014

Chart 12 and Chart 13 have been re-drawn following an error in their creation. None of the underlying data is affected.

 

15 July 2014

Publication (Word and PDF formats)

Excel Tables

Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics: 1 April to 31 December 2013

Revised at 15 April 2014 at 10:10

The year in the column heading for six tables has been corrected. (See Tables 1 to 3 and Tables 18 to 20). The year was showing as 2014 but it has been corrected to 2013.

15 April 2014

Publication (Word and PDF formats)

Excel Tables

Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics: 1 April to 30 September 2013

11 February 2014

Publication (Word and PDF formats)

Excel Tables

 

Forthcoming Publications

The following publication dates have been pre-annouced as follows:

Title of Publication

Date Publishing

Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics: 2015/16 To be published at 09:30am on Tuesday 26 July 2016
Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics: to 30 June 2016 To be published at 09:30am on Tuesday 25 October 2016
Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics: to 30 September 2016 To be published at 09:30am on Tuesday 31 January 2017
Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics: to 31 December 2016 To be published at 09:30am on Tuesday 25 April 2017

All forthcoming Scottish Government Statistical Publications are pre-annouced at:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2005/03/18798

 

Equality Impact Assessments (EQIA)

Title of EQIA

Results

SCOTTISH WELFARE FUND: Introduction of the Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill – June 2014

Full EQIA

Summary

 

 

Ad hoc Statistical Analysis

The following publication dates have been pre-annouced as follows:

Analysis

Results

02 Feb 2016 - Analysis to answer the following request:

1.       How many households have been assessed as being in fuel poverty in each year since 2010/11? Please break this down by:

  a.       Council households

  b.      Any other type of households within the council area (privately rented, privately owned, etc.)

2.       How many households have made a request for assistance with payments towards their fuel and heating bills in each year since 2010/11? Please break this down by

  a.       Council households

  b.      Any other type of households within the council area (privately rented, privately owned, etc.)

 3.       What are the 5 main reasons that a household makes a request for such assistance?     

4.       What type of assistance is provided to households by the council for heating and fuel costs?  (This information is not held centrally).

5.       How much money has the council spent towards financial assistance with fuel and heating bills for households within the council area in each year since 2010/11?    Please break this down by:

  a.       Council households

  b.      Any other type of households within the council area (privately rented, privately owned, etc.)

Answered in this Excel workbook.

02 Feb 2016 - Analysis to answer the following request:

How much money has the Council spent in each year since 2007/08 to different forms of financial assistance? Please provide a break down by:

a)     Numbers of council tenants assisted via Scottish Welfare Fund

b)    The amount of financial awards granted for these tenants.

Answered in this Excel workbook.

Ad hoc request looking for the following information:

Q1. Since 1 April 2013, how many people leaving prison have been successful in obtaining a grant through the Scottish Welfare Fund administered by each local authority? Figures showing how much was paid for Crisis Grants and Community Care Grants are broken down separately.

Q2. How much was provided by the Scottish Welfare Fund to these successful applicants?

Q3. What was the highest sum provided to successful applicants?

Answered in this Excel workbook

Question S4W-19889: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/02/2014
 
To ask the Scottish Government how many people receiving grants from the Scottish Welfare Fund are repeat applicants.

Answer available on the Scottish Parliament website

Question S4W-19888: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/02/2014

To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of people that had a grant application for the Scottish Welfare Fund rejected was referred to other agencies for assistance.

Answer available on the Scottish Parliament website

Question S4W-19887: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/02/2014

To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of people receiving grants from the Scottish Welfare Fund was referred to other agencies for assistance.

Answer available on the Scottish Parliament website

Question S4W-19886: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/02/2014

To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of the Scottish Welfare Fund has been paid out (a) in cash and (b) as goods and what the value was of the goods.

Answer available on the Scottish Parliament website

Question S4W-20605: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/04/2014
 
To ask the Scottish Government how many applications have been made to the Scottish Welfare Fund by (a) men and (b) women, and how many of these were successful.

Answer available on the Scottish Parliament website

Question S4W-21036: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/05/2014
 
To ask the Scottish Government how much has been distributed by the Scottish Welfare Fund, broken down by local authority area.

Answer available on the Scottish Parliament website

Question S4W-21037: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/05/2014
 
To ask the Scottish Government how many applications to the Scottish Welfare Fund have been (a) approved and (b) rejected, broken down by (i) gender of the applicant and (ii) local authority area.

Answer available on the Scottish Parliament website

Question S4W-21039: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/05/2014
 
To ask the Scottish Government how many applications to the Scottish Welfare Fund there have been because of benefit sanctions and how many have been (a) approved and (b) rejected.

Answer available on the Scottish Parliament website