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Cost to the council of benefits

Request Description

How much does Housing Benefit cost East Herts Council?

How much is recovered from the DWP and what is the net cost at the end?

Request Date5 August  2016
Requested byIndividual
Released Date  

12 September 2016           


The cost of benefits to the council is:

£243,540  - This figure represents the difference between the benefit physically paid out in 2015/16, and the subsidy we expect to be reimbursed by the DWP in respect of those payments.