Select Committee on Work and Pensions Written Evidence


Annex A

MAJOR WELFARE PROVISIONS INCLUDING BENEFITS, WORK PROGRAMMES AND OTHER FORMS OF SUPPORT


Year of Introduction
Number of Recipients (2006-07 estimated outturn) thousands
Expenditure (2006-07 estimated outturn) £m
Working Age

Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance—adult elements
1996
660
1,981
Contribution-based Jobseeker's Allowance
1996
182
501
New Deal allowances and credits, and Job Grant
1998 and 2001
N/a
107
Income Support—adult elements
1988
2,066
6,825
Income Support and Jobseeker's Allowance—

child elements
1988 and 1996
2,011
Housing Benefit (including discretionary housing payments)
1983
2,485
9,371
Council Tax Benefit[9]
1993
2,601
1,866
Regulated Social Fund[10]
1987
—Cold Weather Payments[11]
8
—Funeral Payments
45
—Sure Start Maternity Grants
120
Discretionary Social Fund
—Community Care Grants
137
—Budgeting Loans
519
—Crisis Loans
86
Bereavement Benefits
2001
150
685
Christmas Bonus—non-contribution based
1972
20
Pensions and retirement
Basic State Pension
1948
11,862
53,973
Winter Fuel Payment
1997-98
11,766
2,027
Minimum Income Guarantee/State Pension Credit
1999-2003
2,733
6,856
Christmas Bonus—contribution based
1972
126
Sick and disabled people and carers
Statutory Sick Pay
1983
N/a
83
Incapacity Benefit
1995
1,457
6,594
Disability Living Allowance
1992
2,824
9,131
Attendance Allowance
1971
1,436
4,144
Severe Disablement Allowance (not available to new customers since April 2001)
1975
272
761
Carer's Allowance (previously Invalid Care Allowance)
1976
455
1,201
Industrial Injuries Benefits
1948
259
793
Independent Living Funds
1993
17
253
Families and children
Statutory Maternity Pay
1987
1,268
Maternity Allowance
1948
34
176

  Source: Department for Work and Pensions, Forecasting Division, Benefit Expenditure Tables 2006/Annual Report by the Secretary of State for the Work and Pensions Select Committee on the Social Fund 2005-06.

5 April 2007











9   Housing Benefit is not just paid to working age claimants. Back

10   Council Tax Benefit is not just paid to working age claimants. Back

11   Social Fund figures relate to 2005-06. Back


 
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