Income, earnings and benefits

Statistics and intelligence about Lancashire including the Lancashire JSNA

Gross disposable household income

The amount of money households have for spending or saving

Personal incomes

Employees, self-employed and pensioners who are liable to pay income tax.

Average earnings and hours of work

Figures by both place of residence and place of work

The living wage

Private-sector estimates by place of work using a 2015 rate of £7.85 per hour

Claimant Count figures

The Claimant Count - those Universal Credit claimants required to seek work and be available for work, plus all Jobseeker's Allowance claimants. See the unemployment section for official unemployment statistics

Universal Credit

Payment for people on a low income or out of work, and is replacing over time various in and out of work benefits

Claimants of Jobseeker's Allowance

Numbers are affected by the roll out of Universal Credit. No longer monitored monthly here. See the Claimant Count.

Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit

To be replaced over time by Universal Credit

Child Benefit

A payment to people bringing up children or a young person, and is designed to help with the extra costs this entails

Income Support

The current income support benefit which is to be replaced over time by universal credit

Housing Benefit and spare room subsidy withdrawal

Benefit to be replaced over time by universal credit

Employment and Support Allowance

To be replaced over time by universal credit

Personal Independence Payments and Disability Living Allowances

Personal independence payments are replacing disability living allowances for people aged 16 to 64 from April 2013.

Working age benefits

Combined results for ESA, incapacity benefit and SDA, income support, pension credit, DLA and attendance allowance plus a few others. Excludes universal credit

Attendance Allowance

Contribution towards help with personal care for persons aged 65 or over.

Capping of benefits

Figures by household for a particular point in time

State Pension and Pension Credit

Caseload numbers and average weekly benefits for Lancashire authorities