This publication provides information on Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) in Scotland over the twelve-month period from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.
Information on applications, determinations, awards and total award value is being published as experimental statistics. Experimental statistics are defined in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics as “newly developed or innovative official statistics undergoing evaluation. Experimental statistics are developed under the guidance of the Head of Profession for Statistics and are published in order to involve users and stakeholders in the assessment of their suitability and quality at an early stage.” These statistics have not yet been assessed by the UK Statistics Authority. They have not been designated as National Statistics.
The Scottish Government also collected management information on DHPs from local authorities from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. This information is informally collected by the Scottish Government and includes total actual spend broken down by the purpose of the award. This collection replaces similar collections made by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) in previous years (and still collected in England and Wales). Management information on expenditure by funding stream has been included in this publication.
All tables and charts relating to this publication can be found at: https://www.gov.scot/collections/sg-social-security-scotland-stats-publications/#discretionaryhousingpaymentstatistics
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