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Income Related Benefits: Estimates of Take-Up

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When using figures in time series please access the most recent release, as revisions to statistics may not appear in earlier releases.

Caveats

Changes to the modelling that underpins Income Related Benefits: Estimates of Take-Up in 2009-10

The approach to modelling income related benefit entitlement for Family Resources Survey respondents has been improved for the 2009-10 publication. Figures have been revised for 2007-08 and 2008-09 using this new approach, it is these revised statistics that are used in the 2009-10 publication and should take precedence over previously published results.

Revisions included in the 2008-09 publication

Please refer to the 2008-09 edition for improved figures for expenditure take-up of Pension Credit between 2003-04 and 2007-08 and for improved figures for caseload and expenditure take-up of Housing Benefit by family type and employment status for 2007-08.

Revisions included in the 2007-08 publication

Improvements in methodology mean that Pension Credit estimates of take-up in 2006-07 have been revised; please refer to the 2007-08 publication for revised figures for 2006-07.

Revisions included in the 2006-07 publication

Changes to definitions for tenure types, and some methdological changes, mean that estimates of take-up in 2005-06 have been revised; please refer to the 2006-07 publication for revised figures for 2005-06.

Revisions included in the 2004-05 publication

Improvements in methodology mean that estimates of take-up in 2003-04 and 2004-05 have been revised; please refer to the 2004-05 publication for revised figures for 2003-04, and to the 2005-06 publication for revised figures for 2004-05.

Revisions included in the 2003-04 publication

In 2003/04 a new FRS grossing regime was introduced. Take-up estimates for 2002/03 have been subsequently revised; please refer to the 2003/04 publication for revised figures for 2002/03.

Revisions included in the 1997-98 publication

In 1998 pensioner take-up estimates from 1994-95 to 1996-97 were discovered to have errors, please refer to the 1997-98 edition for revised figures for 1996-97.

Revisions included in the 1993-94 publication

For pensioner take-up estimates for 1990, 1991 and 1992 please refer to revised estimates presented in the 1993-94 publication.