Written Question on Support for Mortgage Interest

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Date Title Questioner
21 Dec 2017, 3:42 p.m. Support for Mortgage Interest Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much Support for Mortgage Interest has been paid in each of the last five years; and what the maximum individual payment is in any single year.

Answer (Caroline Dinenage)

Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) expenditure and caseload estimates are provided in DWP Benefit expenditure and caseload tables. The table below shows the estimated expenditure on SMI in the last 5 years:

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

£287m

£256m

£240m

£209m

£205m

The maximum individual payment of SMI over the course of a year is currently £6,240. Within the last 5 years it has been £7,260 (2014/15) in a year.


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