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    Figures have shown that councils in Scotland have overspent their emergency housing payment pots by over £3m last year.

    Local authorities were allocated £47.2m for DHP funds, however new figures show that the total spent was £50.5m; with 18 councils overspending and 14 underspending, reports Inside Housing.

    Within the figures it is revealed that 118,000 out of 132,000 applications for DHP were given in 2014/15.

    The average award value was £429, which varied from under £200 in South Ayrshire to nearly £760 in Edinburgh.

    Housing minister Margaret Burgess said DHP funding was “a lifeline for tenants”.

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    May 28, 2015 by Laura Matthews Categories: Housing And Benefits

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