Discretionary Housing Payments in Scotland: as at 30 September 2022

Information on Discretionary Housing Payments to 30 September 2022

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As of 30 September 2022, local authorities had spent 88% (£69.7 million) of the total budget of £79.0 million (Table 4). At the same point last year, we estimated that local authorities had spent £70.6 million, which was 86% of the total estimated funding for 2021/22 (£82.2 m).

Overall, we estimate that local authorities have around £11.6 million remaining from their total estimated budgets.

As shown in Chart 2 and Table 4 show there is considerable variation across local authorities. Twelve local authorities had spent at least 90% of their estimated budget for DHPs (Glasgow City, Clackmannanshire, South Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire, West Lothian, Highland and Dumfries and Galloway, South Ayrshire, Falkirk, Na h-Eileanan Siar, West Dunbartonshire, Dundee), whereas three local authorities had spent less than 70% of their estimated budget (Aberdeen City, Argyll and Bute and East Renfrewshire).

Chart 2: Proportion of estimated 2022/23 DHP funding spent as at 30 September 2022

chart 2 proportion of estimated DHP funding spent by each local authority


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