Discretionary Housing Payments in Scotland: 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023

This publication provides information on Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) in Scotland over the twelve-month period from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

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Official statistics: Expenditure profile 2022-23

The expenditure statistics in this publication are for the amounts spent or committed to be spent on DHP awards for the financial year 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. Committed spend occurs, for example, if a local authority decides to award funds for the whole of 2022-23, but this may be paid out in instalments throughout the year rather than in one lump sum.

Chart 1 and Table 3 show the value of DHPs in Scotland during the financial year 2022-23, with a comparison of the spend profile for 2021-22. Earlier in the year, actual or committed spending during 2022-23 was lower than in the previous year, but by October, the spending profiles had converged, and remained very similar to year end.

Chart 1: Actual or committed spend profile – 2021-22 and 2022-23

DHP May 2023 Chart 1

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