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Discretionary Housing Payments in Scotland: as at 30 September 2022

Information on Discretionary Housing Payments to 30 September 2022

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Applications figures are for applications received during the period 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2022, while figures for determinations and awards are for any applications processed during the same period (Table 2). Between 1 April 2021 and 30 September 2022:

  • Local authorities received a total of 97,065 applications for DHPs and made 114,925 decisions. Twelve local authorities made more decisions than they received applications – the reasons for this are explained in data quality section.
  • During the same period local authorities made 111,935 DHP awards. Twelve local authorities made more awards than they received applications. One reason for this is that multiple awards can be made on one application.

The total value of awards was £69.7 million, which was 1% less than at the same point in the previous year (Chart 1), and the average award value was £623, which was lower than at the same point in the previous year (£642).

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