Select Committee on Work and Pensions Written Evidence


APPENDIX 1


£m
DWP Table 3, estimated outturn, 2006-07
Note

  Basic state pension
44,837
  Pension Credit
7,106
(1)
  Other age-related benefits
4,371
  Jobseeker's allowance
2,461
  Incapacity benefit (IB)
4,771
(2)
  Statutory maternity and sick pay (SMP, SSP)
800
(3)
  Income support (less child allowances)
6,550
  Carer's allowance and other minor benefits
2,057
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  sub-total DWP Table 3, Great Britain only
82,036
  add 3% for Northern Ireland
2,461
HMRC annual report 2005-06
  Child Benefit and Child Trust Fund
11,700
(4)
  Tax credits
17,300
(5)
Student grants/low interest loans
2,200
(6)
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  Total
106,614

(1)  Any disability-related elements will be retained.
(2)  The total cost for IB per Table 3 is £6,529 million. If those eligible for IB at the long term rate of £78 per week are paid £21 in addition to their CI entitlement of £57, the cost is reduced by (£57 ÷ £78) x £6,529 million = £4,771 million.
(3)  The total cost per Table 3 is £1,529 million. If those eligible for SMP at £109 per week are paid £52 in addition to their CI entitlement of £57, the cost is reduced by (£57 ÷ £109) x £1,529 = £800 million.
(4)  Child trust fund estimated at 700,000 births x £250.
(5)  Figure does not include £4,600 million treated negative tax (included   in Appendix 2).
(6)  Figure per www.donttaxmytalent.co.uk





 
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