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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have received under-occupancy penalty charges in each year since the introduction of those charges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 277204 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
unstar this property answer text <p>Figures on the number of households receiving Housing Benefit affected by the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy are publically available through the DWP Stat Xplore website:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/jsf/login.xhtml" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/jsf/login.xhtml</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p><p> </p><p>Figures on DWP Stat Xplore do not include claimants on Universal Credit with a Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy deduction, as this data is not currently available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T14:23:51.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T14:23:51.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she will make an assessment of the potential merits of exempting care leavers under the age of 25 from the under-occupancy penalty in the social rented sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 270290 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
unstar this property answer text <p>Care leavers up to the age of 22 are exempt from the Local Housing Allowance shared accommodation rate in the Private Rented Sector. There are no plans to extend this exemption or to introduce an exemption for care leavers to the removal of the spare room subsidy policy in the Social Rented Sector.</p><p>For those individuals who may require more support and whose circumstances may make it difficult for them to share accommodation, Discretionary Housing Payments are available.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 270291 more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T11:19:53.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T11:19:53.28Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1122021
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much revenue the removal of the spare room subsidy has generated for the public purse since its introduction. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Redcar more like this
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Anna Turley more like this
star this property uin 245853 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The removal of the spare room subsidy (RSRS) policy has not generated revenue for the public purse. However, this policy has saved over £1.7bn since its introduction in April 2013. A breakdown by financial year is provided in the table below:</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Total Estimated Housing Benefit RSRS Deductions, 2013/14 to 2017/18 (£m pa)</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>385</p></td><td><p>365</p></td><td><p>355</p></td><td><p>335</p></td><td><p>320</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Deductions figures do not take into account any additional savings due to behavioural change before/after the policy has been introduced, for example moving to a smaller property to avoid a deduction.</p><p>Figures do not include claimants on Universal Credit (UC) with a removal of the spare room subsidy (RSRS) deduction, as these data are not currently available.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T10:25:03.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T10:25:03.17Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Turley more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the savings to the Exchequer as a result of reducing housing benefit entitlement for those deemed to be under-occupying social housing, in each financial year since 2012/13. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wentworth and Dearne more like this
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John Healey more like this
star this property uin 199300 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The removal of the spare room subsidy (RSRS) policy has saved over £1.7bn since its introduction in April 2013. A breakdown by financial year is provided in the table below:</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Total Estimated Housing Benefit RSRS Deductions, 2013/14 to 2017/18 (£m pa)</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>385</p></td><td><p>365</p></td><td><p>355</p></td><td><p>335</p></td><td><p>320</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Deductions figures do not take into account any additional savings due to behavioural change before/after the policy has been introduced, for example moving to a smaller property to avoid a deduction.</p><p /><p> </p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><p> </p><ol><li>Figures do not include claimants on Universal Credit (UC) with a removal of the spare room subsidy (RSRS) deduction, as these data are not currently available.</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="2"><li>The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has been looking at the savings realised from the RSRS policy and may publish something in future.</li></ol><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T12:08:22.327Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T12:08:22.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Healey more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-23more like thismore than 2018-10-23
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will introduce an exemption to permit students from low-income families to travel during a gap year without the family home incurring an under-occupancy penalty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 182743 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-26more like thismore than 2018-10-26
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to introduce an exemption from the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy to allow students from low income families to travel during a gap year without the household incurring a reduction in benefit due to under-occupancy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-10-26T14:01:00.65Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-26T14:01:00.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households are subject to the under-occupancy penalty in each constituency; what the average weekly reduction in income is for those households; and in how many of those households there is a claimant or partner who (a) receives (i) disability living allowance, (ii) personal independence payment and (iii) employment and support allowance and (b) has children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 173519 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
unstar this property answer text <p>Figures on Housing Benefit spare room subsidy deductions in Great Britain are publically available through the DWP Stat-Xplore website. Both volumes and average deductions by parliamentary constituency are available, including broken down by whether or not the household has children. Stat-Xplore website:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/jsf/login.xhtml" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/jsf/login.xhtml</a></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p><p> </p><p>However, breakdowns by whether or not the claimant or partner also receives any of the specified disability benefits are not publicly available and so have been provided in the table attached.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has provided easements to allow an additional bedroom for couples and children who are unable to share a bedroom due to their disability or medical condition and are in receipt of a relevant qualifying benefit, or where a non-resident overnight carer (or group of carers) is required for an adult, child or non-dependant adult on a regular basis.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-10-09T17:03:31.367Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-09T17:03:31.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property file name Breakdown by whether or not claimant or partner also receives any of the specified disability benefits.docx more like this
star this property title Breakdowns table more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-03more like thismore than 2018-09-03
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in (a) Birkenhead constituency, (b) Liverpool City Region, and (c) the UK, have been subject to under-occupation penalty; and how many and what proportion of those households contained (i) one and (ii) more than one disabled person. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 169040 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
unstar this property answer text <p>As at March 2018, there were:</p><p> </p><p>a) 1,220 households in Birkenhead constituency who had a deduction made from their Housing Benefit due to the removal of the spare room subsidy. Of these, there were 860 (71%) where the claimant or partner was receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). It is not possible to ascertain the number of disabled people in each of these households.</p><p> </p><p>b) 17,490 households in Liverpool City Region who had a deduction made from their Housing Benefit due to the removal of the spare room subsidy. Of these, there were 12,350 (71%) where the claimant or partner was receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). It is not possible to ascertain the number of disabled people in each of these households.</p><p> </p><p>c) 387,160 households in Great Britain who had a deduction made from their Housing Benefit due to the removal of the spare room subsidy. Of these, there were 269,150 (70%) where the claimant or partner was receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). It is not possible to ascertain the number of disabled people in each of these households.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has provided easements to allow an additional bedroom for couples and children who are unable to share a bedroom due to their disability or medical condition and are in receipt of a relevant qualifying benefit, or where a non-resident overnight carer (or group of carers) is required for an adult, child or non-dependant adult on a regular basis.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-09-10T15:58:45.533Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-10T15:58:45.533Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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478
unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-03more like thismore than 2018-09-03
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits on excluding disabled people from the under occupancy penalty, in the event that suitable alternative accommodation at (a) the same or (b) a lower rent not available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 169041 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-07more like thismore than 2018-09-07
unstar this property answer text <p>An assessment has not been made regarding the exclusion of disabled people from the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy if suitable alternative accommodation at the same, or lower rent is not available. However, the size criteria rules that are used to work out the size of the household and whether the property is under-occupied for the purposes of Housing Benefit and Universal Credit, already allow an additional bedroom for disabled people and children in the following circumstances:</p><p> </p><ol><li>Where a disabled child or a couple are unable to share a bedroom because of a disability or medical condition and where the person or child is in receipt of a relevant qualifying benefit;</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="2"><li>Where a disabled adult, disabled child or disabled non-dependant has overnight care on a regular basis from a non-resident overnight carer (or team of carers).</li></ol><p> </p><p>In cases where a relevant qualifying benefit is not in payment, but either a couple or child are unable to share a bedroom due to disability, the local authority should consider whether a Discretionary Housing Payment is appropriate.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2011, the Government has provided around £1 billion to date to local authorities to help support vulnerable people affected by different welfare reforms. This includes £25 million per year to support disabled people living in significantly adapted accommodation, including any adaptations made for disabled children.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-09-07T13:22:48.633Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-07T13:22:48.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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478
unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with disabilities in Glasgow South West constituency had a deduction made from their benefits due to the removal of the spare room subsidy in the latest period for which figures were available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 165082 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
unstar this property answer text <p>As at February 2018, there were 2,120 households in Glasgow South West constituency who had a deduction made from their Housing Benefit due to the removal of the spare room subsidy. Of these, there were 1,580 where the claimant or partner was receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).</p><p> </p><p>The Government has provided easements to allow an additional bedroom for couples and children who are unable to share a bedroom due to their disability, or where a non-resident overnight carer (or group of carers) is required for an adult, child or non-dependant adult.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-07-23T13:28:23.16Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-23T13:28:23.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-14more like thismore than 2018-05-14
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have saved in housing benefit payments in each year since the introduction of the under occupancy charge as a result of the introduction of the charge; how many extra units of accommodation have been made available in each of those years as a result of that charge; and how many tenants have opted to continue occupying accommodation subject to the charge. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL7814 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-23more like thismore than 2018-05-23
unstar this property answer text <p>The removal of the spare room subsidy (RSRS) policy has saved over £1.5 billion since its introduction in April 2013. Information on the number of households subject to a RSRS deduction and average deduction amounts is available via the DWP Stat Xplore website:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/jsf/login.xhtml" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/jsf/login.xhtml</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p><p> </p><p>Deductions figures do not take into account any additional savings due to behavioural change before/after the policy has been introduced, for example moving to a smaller property to avoid a deduction.</p><p> </p><p>Information on extra units of accommodation made available due to the introduction of the policy is not currently available. However, the decline in the number of households subject to a deduction evident in the data on DWP Stat Xplore suggests that many people have been able to find alternative accommodation of a more suitable size.</p><p> </p><p>The DWP provided £54 million in Discretionary Housing Payments to local authorities in England and Wales in 2017/18 to provide support for vulnerable people affected by the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy policy.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><p> </p><ol><li>Figures on Stat Xplore do not include claimants on Universal Credit (UC) with a removal of the spare room subsidy (RSRS) deduction, as this data is not currently available.</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="2"><li>The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has been looking at the savings realised from the RSRS policy and may publish something in future.</li></ol>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-05-23T12:23:04.803Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-23T12:23:04.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this