Figure 12: Housing Benefit claimants as a percentage of dwellings by country for private rented sector, countries of Great Britain
Source: Calculation based on Department for Work and Pensions housing benefit claim estimates and Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government dwelling stock estimates
- The decrease from 2013 onwards could be due to the introduction of Universal Credit (UC) and claimants switching from housing benefit to UC, along with new benefit claimants now claiming UC.
- These figures exclude those receiving the housing element of UC.
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