Discretionary Housing Payments in Scotland: as at 30 September 2022

Information on Discretionary Housing Payments to 30 September 2022

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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 to 30 September 2022. 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. Whilst these figures generally increase month on month in each local authority area, some awards committed through to the end of the financial year may be cancelled, for example if a person moves house and no longer requires DHP assistance.  As a result, this can lead to small monthly reductions in DHP expenditure in some local authorities.

Chart 1 and Table 3 show monthly value of DHP awards in Scotland during the financial year 2022/23, with a comparison of the spend profile for 2021/22. In 2022/23, spending started at a lower level than in 2021/22 but the difference has narrowed up to September 2022.

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

Chart 1 - DHP expenditure profile 2022/23 compared to 2021/22


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