This publication provides information on Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) in Scotland over the six month period from 1 April to 30 September 2022. The next publication, covering the period for 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023 will be released in May 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. They are published in order to involve users and stakeholders in their development and as a means to build in 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 to 30 September 2022. 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.
A supplementary spreadsheet containing five tables and five charts has been published. Electronic versions of this document and supplementary tables and charts are available here.
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