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Discretionary Housing Payments Awards

Number of awards made by Local Authorities for Discretionary Housing Payments.

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Dimension
Value
Measure Type
  1. Count
Reference Period
  1. 2013/2014
  2. 2014/2015
  3. 2015/2016
  4. 2016/2017
  5. 2017/2018
Reference Area
(showing types of area available in these data)
  1. Countries
  2. Council Areas
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Publisher
Scottish Government
Creator
Scottish Government
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License
Issued
04/06/2018
Modified
04/06/2018
Next update due
May 2019
Description

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) are administered in Scotland by the 32 Scottish Local Authorities. DHPs may be awarded when a Local Authority considers that a housing benefit or universal credit (including the housing element) claimant requires further financial assistance towards housing costs. DHPs can be used to provide support to claimants affected by some of the key welfare reforms, including the introduction of benefit cap, the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy in the social rented sector (“RSRS”, also known as the “bedroom tax”) and reductions in Local Housing Allowance.

As of April 2017, full responsibility for DHPs has been transferred to the Scottish Government and the Department for Work and Pensions no longer provides any funding. Scottish Government allocates funding for DHPs to each Local Authority, and Local Authorities are also free to provide additional funding from their own resources.

These annual DHP statistics cover the period from 1 April to 31 March each financial year. The full publication and tables are available at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/dhp.

A determination is the decision taken on a Discretionary Housing Payment application to either make an award, or not to make an award.

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Confidentiality Policy
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Quality Management

To check the quality of the data we receive, we compare the responses to the above questions with the responses given the month before. We would normally expect the number of applications, determinations, awards and total value of awards to increase each month. Where this is not the case, we contact the Local Authority and query their responses.

Accuracy and Reliability

For some local authorities, the number of applications is lower than the number of determinations or awards. These Local Authorities may have reporting systems and processes set up so that a single application can have multiple determinations and awards attached to it, because a new application is not required for every financial year. This typically reflects Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy (“RSRS”, also known as the “bedroom tax”) cases where awards have been extended from the previous year, but for which no new applications have been required by the Local Authority. Additionally some of the determinations made may have been on applications which commenced prior to 1 April each year. In the 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2015 publications, the number of applications was adjusted upwards for local authorities where there were fewer applications than determinations or awards. From the 2016/2017 publication onwards, we have reported the original number of applications submitted to the statistics branch by each Local Authority, even if there are fewer applications than determinations and awards. This way of reporting is more reliable as it does not require an estimate of the number of applications rolling on from the previous year. Further, it enables these Local Authorities to more accurately check their figures.

Coherence and Comparability

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) publishes statistics on Discretionary Housing Payments at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/discretionary-housing-payments-statistics. The most recent statistics cover DHPs in England and Wales only. Previous versions of the statistics up until March 2017 cover DHPs in Great Britain.

Accessibility and Clarity
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Relevance
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Timeliness and Punctuality

Annual statistics are updated once a year in May following the end of the financial year in March. We also publish statistics in November covering the first half of the financial year at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/dhp.

Revisions

Not applicable

URI

This is a linked data resource: it has a permanent unique uri at which both humans and machines can find it on the Internet, and which can be used an identifier in queries on our SPARQL endpoint.

http://statistics.gov.scot/data/discretionary-housing-payments-awards
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Reference Area
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Reference Period
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The data in this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/discretionary-housing-payments-awards

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All other metadata about this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/discretionary-housing-payments-awards/metadata

Linked Data Resources

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Collection 2
Component specification 5
Data set 1
Data structure definition 1
Observation 165
All metadata
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/discretionary-housing-payments-awards/metadata
Accuracy and Reliability http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accuracy-and-reliability
For some local authorities, the number of applications is lower than the number of determinations or awards. These Local Authorities may have reporting systems and processes set up so that a single application can have multiple determinations and awards attached to it, because a new application is not required for every financial year. This typically reflects Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy (“RSRS”, also known as the “bedroom tax”) cases where awards have been extended from the previous year, but for which no new applications have been required by the Local Authority. Additionally some of the determinations made may have been on applications which commenced prior to 1 April each year. In the 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2015 publications, the number of applications was adjusted upwards for local authorities where there were fewer applications than determinations or awards. From the 2016/2017 publication onwards, we have reported the original number of applications submitted to the statistics branch by each Local Authority, even if there are fewer applications than determinations and awards. This way of reporting is more reliable as it does not require an estimate of the number of applications rolling on from the previous year. Further, it enables these Local Authorities to more accurately check their figures. xsd:string
Comment rdfs:comment http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#comment
Number of awards made by Local Authorities for Discretionary Housing Payments. xsd:string
Comparability and Coherence http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/comparability-and-coherence
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) publishes statistics on Discretionary Housing Payments at [https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/discretionary-housing-payments-statistics]( https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/discretionary-housing-payments-statistics). The most recent statistics cover DHPs in England and Wales only. Previous versions of the statistics up until March 2017 cover DHPs in Great Britain. xsd:string
Contact email http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#contactEmail
mailto:socialsecuritystatistics@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Creator dcterms:creator http://purl.org/dc/terms/creator
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Date Issued dcterms:issued http://purl.org/dc/terms/issued
June 04, 2018 10:17 xsd:dateTime
Date Modified dcterms:modified http://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
June 04, 2018 10:38 xsd:dateTime
Description dcterms:description http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) are administered in Scotland by the 32 Scottish Local Authorities. DHPs may be awarded when a Local Authority considers that a housing benefit or universal credit (including the housing element) claimant requires further financial assistance towards housing costs. DHPs can be used to provide support to claimants affected by some of the key welfare reforms, including the introduction of benefit cap, the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy in the social rented sector (“RSRS”, also known as the “bedroom tax”) and reductions in Local Housing Allowance. As of April 2017, full responsibility for DHPs has been transferred to the Scottish Government and the Department for Work and Pensions no longer provides any funding. Scottish Government allocates funding for DHPs to each Local Authority, and Local Authorities are also free to provide additional funding from their own resources. These annual DHP statistics cover the period from 1 April to 31 March each financial year. The full publication and tables are available at [http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/dhp](http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/dhp). A determination is the decision taken on a Discretionary Housing Payment application to either make an award, or not to make an award. xsd:string
Graph http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#graph
http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/discretionary-housing-payments-awards
Has a SPARQL endpoint at void:sparqlEndpoint http://rdfs.org/ns/void#sparqlEndpoint
http://statistics.gov.scot/sparql
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue
May 2019 xsd:string
In folder http://publishmydata.com/def/ontology/folder/inFolder
Economic Activity, Benefits and Tax Credits http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/economic-activity-benefits-and-tax-credits
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Label rdfs:label http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#label
Discretionary Housing Payments Awards xsd:string
License dcterms:license http://purl.org/dc/terms/license
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/
Publisher dcterms:publisher http://purl.org/dc/terms/publisher
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Quality Management http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/quality-management
To check the quality of the data we receive, we compare the responses to the above questions with the responses given the month before. We would normally expect the number of applications, determinations, awards and total value of awards to increase each month. Where this is not the case, we contact the Local Authority and query their responses. xsd:string
References dcterms:references http://purl.org/dc/terms/references
http://statistics.gov.scot/help http://statistics.gov.scot/help
Revisions http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/revisions
Not applicable xsd:string
Theme dcat:theme http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#theme
Economic Activity, Benefits and Tax Credits http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/economic-activity-benefits-and-tax-credits
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Timeliness and Punctuality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/timeliness-and-punctuality
Annual statistics are updated once a year in May following the end of the financial year in March. We also publish statistics in November covering the first half of the financial year at [http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/dhp](http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/dhp). xsd:string
Title dcterms:title http://purl.org/dc/terms/title
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Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
Dataset http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#Dataset
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#LinkedDataset
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/discretionary-housing-payments-awards
Structure qb:structure http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#structure
http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/discretionary-housing-payments-awards http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/discretionary-housing-payments-awards
Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
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