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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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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 why housing benefit overpayments increased to £1.4 billion in 2013–14 and how they are addressing the issue. more like this
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Baroness Manzoor more like this
unstar this property uin HL2376 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Housing Benefit is a complex benefit administered by 380 Local Authorities. It has a high proportion of in-work claimants and this caseload is more likely to undergo changes in circumstances than out-of-work claimants. If claimants fail to report changes in circumstances correctly and in a timely manner then overpayments will occur.</p><p>The rate of fraud in Housing Benefit has been stable for many years at 1.4% since 2008-09. Official error has also remained relatively stable over the last six years, currently standing at 0.6% which is the same level as in 2008-09. Claimant error has increased from 2.7% in 2008-09 to 3.8% in 2013-14.</p><p>The rise in HB claimant error is primarily earnings related and a consequence of failure to report these changes. DWP is taking action to deal with this issue through better data sharing with Local Authorities, such as the introduction of real time information (RTI) on earnings, so that local authorities are alerted to changes quickly and do not have to rely on the claimant informing them of changes.</p><p>Longer term, Housing Benefit for working age claimants will be replaced by the housing cost element of Universal Credit and will be paid as a single monthly payment with the other elements. This will reduce the opportunity for Fraud and Error and prevent overpayments from occurring.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T15:11:36.0906958Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T15:11:36.0906958Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Manzoor more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make a statement on the adequacy of existing levels of Discretionary Housing Payments, and if so, when. more like this
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Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope more like this
unstar this property uin HL53 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans for Her Majesty’s Government to make any statement on Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) at this time as the financial and monitoring returns analysis for 2014/15 will be published on the morning of 25<sup>th</sup> June 2015, on the GOV.UK website.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is committed to monitoring the allocation and use of DHPs and has published mid-year and annual reports using data provided by Local Authorities (LAs) which highlight over and under-spending LAs.</p><p> </p><p>The release of this analysis into the public domain demonstrates the Department’s continuing commitment to supporting LAs efforts to use existing housing stock more effectively as, since 2013, the Department has made available £470 million in Discretionary Housing Payment funding, of which a significant sum is returned by LAs each year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2015-06-09T12:25:14.237Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-09T12:25:14.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-14more like thismore than 2015-10-14
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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 expect to save in housing benefit payments as the result of requiring local authorities to reduce the rents of council housing. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
unstar this property uin HL2620 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
star this property answer text <p>Estimates of the total benefit savings due to the reductions in social rent announced in the 2015 Summer Budget were presented in the associated policy costings publication.</p><br /><p>The rent reduction will apply to both council housing and housing associations, and the estimated savings include Housing Benefit and Universal Credit.</p><br /><p>The table below shows the amount of the total benefit savings which relates to Local Authority tenancies. This includes both Housing Benefit and Universal Credit.</p><br /><p><strong>Estimated reduction in benefit payments to Local Authority tenants, £millions, cash terms</strong></p><br /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>2020/21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Benefit savings relating to Local Authority tenancies</p></td><td><p>95</p></td><td><p>260</p></td><td><p>460</p></td><td><p>670</p></td><td><p>690</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2015-10-20T15:18:26.697Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-20T15:18:26.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 20 October (HL2620), how much they expect to save in particular in housing benefit payments from the reductions in social rent levied by housing associations. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
unstar this property uin HL2972 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-11-03more like thismore than 2015-11-03
star this property answer text <p>Estimates of the total benefit savings due to the reductions in social rent announced in the 2015 Summer Budget were presented in the associated policy costing publication.</p><p>The table below shows the amount of the total benefit savings which relates to housing association tenancies. This includes both Housing Benefit and Universal Credit.</p><p><strong>Estimated reduction in benefit payments to housing association tenants, £millions, cash terms </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td></td><td>2016/17</td><td>2017/18</td><td>2018/19</td><td>2019/20</td><td>2020/21</td></tr><tr><td>Benefit savings relating to Housing Associations</td><td>145</td><td>425</td><td>790</td><td>1190</td><td>1305</td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2015-11-03T14:24:47.323Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-03T14:24:47.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
535110
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star this property date less than 2016-07-11more like thismore than 2016-07-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of Discretionary Housing Payments made in each local authority area in England in 2015–16 were paid to care leavers up to the age of 25. more like this
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The Earl of Listowel more like this
unstar this property uin HL1106 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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HL1107 more like this
HL1108 more like this
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less than 2016-07-13T14:27:54.95Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-13T14:27:54.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Listowel more like this
535111
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star this property date less than 2016-07-11more like thismore than 2016-07-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the value of Discretionary Housing Payments made to care leavers up to the age of 25 in each local authority area in England in 2015–16. more like this
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The Earl of Listowel more like this
unstar this property uin HL1107 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL1106 more like this
HL1108 more like this
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less than 2016-07-13T14:27:55.013Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-13T14:27:55.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2054
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Listowel more like this
535112
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-11more like thismore than 2016-07-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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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 many care leavers under the age of 25 in each local authority area in England received Discretionary Housing Payments in 2015–16. more like this
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The Earl of Listowel more like this
unstar this property uin HL1108 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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HL1106 more like this
HL1107 more like this
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less than 2016-07-13T14:27:54.87Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-13T14:27:54.87Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2054
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Listowel more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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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 which local authorities received additional Discretionary Housing Payment funding from the extra £20 million announced in October 2013; and how much was made available in each case. more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
unstar this property uin HL332 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information that has been requested was published on 24 March 2014 on GOV.UK and can be accessed through the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/295291/s3-2014.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/295291/s3-2014.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T14:44:54.6017361Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T14:44:54.6017361Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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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 Discretionary Housing Payment funding made available to local authorities in 2013–14 was unspent and returned to the Department for Work and Pensions at the end of the year. more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
unstar this property uin HL333 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is due to be published shortly as part of wider analysis on the use of Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) in 2013/14.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-06-18T13:02:42.620465Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T13:02:42.620465Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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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 what estimate they have made of the number of housing tenants in arrears since changes to the rules regarding access to Housing Benefit. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
unstar this property uin HL1160 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The latest figures from the Homes and Community Agency (HCA) show that housing association rent arrears in England up to the end of March this year had fallen for the second quarter in a row and that average rent collections remain at 99%.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-07-28T11:55:57.233281Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T11:55:57.233281Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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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 what was the average amount of housing benefit provided per dwelling for (1) council housing, (2) housing association properties, and (3) privately rented properties, in England and Wales for each year since 2010. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
unstar this property uin HL5512 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
star this property answer text <p>The available information is shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Annual average award amount for Housing Benefit by detailed housing type in England and Wales, August 2010 to August 2017</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>£</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Detailed Housing Type </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Aug-10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Aug-11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Aug-12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Aug-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Aug-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Aug-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Aug-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Aug-17</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>England</strong></p></td><td colspan="8"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>LA tenant (SRS)</p></td><td><p>69.20</p></td><td><p>73.12</p></td><td><p>78.24</p></td><td><p>79.58</p></td><td><p>83.36</p></td><td><p>86.12</p></td><td><p>86.29</p></td><td><p>85.27</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Registered social landlord tenant (SRS)</p></td><td><p>79.40</p></td><td><p>82.52</p></td><td><p>87.78</p></td><td><p>89.00</p></td><td><p>93.27</p></td><td><p>95.94</p></td><td><p>96.98</p></td><td><p>97.18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Private regulated tenant (PRS)</p></td><td><p>78.62</p></td><td><p>81.60</p></td><td><p>85.44</p></td><td><p>89.26</p></td><td><p>93.15</p></td><td><p>96.05</p></td><td><p>99.64</p></td><td><p>103.79</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Private deregulated tenant (LHA) (PRS)</p></td><td><p>116.60</p></td><td><p>115.74</p></td><td><p>110.01</p></td><td><p>109.06</p></td><td><p>110.66</p></td><td><p>112.55</p></td><td><p>113.98</p></td><td><p>114.28</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Private deregulated tenant (non-LHA) (PRS)</p></td><td><p>106.76</p></td><td><p>106.20</p></td><td><p>107.05</p></td><td><p>107.20</p></td><td><p>108.81</p></td><td><p>110.75</p></td><td><p>113.96</p></td><td><p>117.63</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Wales</strong></p></td><td colspan="8"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>LA tenant (SRS)</p></td><td><p>61.37</p></td><td><p>64.74</p></td><td><p>67.52</p></td><td><p>67.52</p></td><td><p>69.81</p></td><td><p>72.83</p></td><td><p>75.04</p></td><td><p>77.26</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Registered social landlord tenant (SRS)</p></td><td><p>69.74</p></td><td><p>72.10</p></td><td><p>76.16</p></td><td><p>76.69</p></td><td><p>80.25</p></td><td><p>83.20</p></td><td><p>85.05</p></td><td><p>87.33</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Private regulated tenant (PRS)</p></td><td><p>56.41</p></td><td><p>57.52</p></td><td><p>58.47</p></td><td><p>60.40</p></td><td><p>62.86</p></td><td><p>64.20</p></td><td><p>65.63</p></td><td><p>67.54</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Private deregulated tenant (LHA) (PRS)</p></td><td><p>86.40</p></td><td><p>85.06</p></td><td><p>81.44</p></td><td><p>80.51</p></td><td><p>80.46</p></td><td><p>81.18</p></td><td><p>81.03</p></td><td><p>80.15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Private deregulated tenant (non-LHA) (PRS)</p></td><td><p>76.57</p></td><td><p>76.56</p></td><td><p>76.76</p></td><td><p>76.48</p></td><td><p>77.82</p></td><td><p>79.69</p></td><td><p>81.23</p></td><td><p>82.44</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-02-21T15:38:40.75Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-21T15:38:40.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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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 what assessment they have made of the claim by the Centre for Social Justice in its report, A Social Housing Strategy, published on 27 October, that the cost of housing benefit will treble to more than £70 billion a year by 2050. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
unstar this property uin HL11101 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
star this property answer text <p>In their 2018 Fiscal Sustainability Report, the Office for Budget Responsibility projected that relative to the size of the UK economy, spending on Housing Benefit in 2050/51 will be very similar to current levels, at 1.2% of GDP.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-11-05T12:36:15.843Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-05T12:36:15.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-19more like thismore than 2017-04-19
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar 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 estimate he has made of the level of rent arrears in (a) public and (b) private sector accommodation since housing benefit has been paid directly to tenants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberavon more like this
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Stephen Kinnock more like this
unstar this property uin 71238 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-04-26more like thismore than 2017-04-26
star this property answer text <p>DWP does not collect data on rent arrears. The Government believes that direct payment of Housing Benefit to claimants is an important consideration in encouraging people to manage their own budget in the same way as other households, particularly where it may help claimants when they move into work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-04-26T16:12:20.21Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-26T16:12:20.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Kinnock more like this
100912
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 local authorities in (a) Wales and (b) the UK returned unused discretionary housing payment to his Department in 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberconwy more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Guto Bebb more like this
unstar this property uin 221890 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>In 2013-14, 240 local authorities in Great Britain spent less than 100% of their total Government contribution in DHP, of which 5 were in Wales. Thirteen local authorities, of which two were in Wales, reported expenditure which exactly matched their Government contribution.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In June, the Government published an analysis of local authority DHP expenditure in 2013-14, which can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/322455/use-of-discretionary-housing-payments-june-2014.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/322455/use-of-discretionary-housing-payments-june-2014.pdf</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T16:26:33.9236354Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T16:26:33.9236354Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Guto Bebb more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 much each local authority in (a) Wales and (b) the UK returned to his Department in unused discretionary housing payment funding in 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberconwy more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Guto Bebb more like this
unstar this property uin 221891 more like this
star this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Five local authorities in Wales spent less than their 2013-14 Government contribution in Discretionary Housing Payments. These were:</p><p> </p><p><strong>Local Authority Government Contribution Amount Unspent</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Ceredigion</p></td><td><p>£324,933</p></td><td><p>£290</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Conwy</p></td><td><p>£267,700</p></td><td><p>£1,498</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gwynedd</p></td><td><p>£605,141</p></td><td><p>£20,072</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Newport</p></td><td><p>£343,870</p></td><td><p>£1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pembrokeshire</p></td><td><p>£193,940</p></td><td><p>£4,176</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Details for all 240 local authorities in Great Britain which spent less than their 2013-14 Government contribution in DHP are provided in the attached annex.</p><p /> <p /> <p>For the remaining 140 local authorities across Great Britain, of which 17 were in Wales, DHP expenditure in 2013-14 either matched or exceeded the Government contribution.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T16:10:27.4587607Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T16:10:27.4587607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property file name UnspentDHPGB.PDF more like this
star this property title Unspent DHP GB more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Guto Bebb more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 many local authorities in (a) Wales and (b) the UK returned unused discretionary housing payment to his Department in 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberconwy more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Guto Bebb more like this
unstar this property uin 200090 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is due to be published shortly as part of wider analysis on the use of Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) in 2013/14.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-06-16T15:32:26.4687861Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T15:32:26.4687861Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Guto Bebb more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, whether (a) new or existing Housing Benefit claimants and (b) those in supported accommodation will have their allowance cut to Local Housing Allowance rates from 1 April 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Neil Gray more like this
unstar this property uin 24683 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
star this property answer text <p>This measure does not apply until April 2018. We value the work of the supported housing sector extremely highly and are working closely with them to ensure they are supported as effectively as possible in advance of the police taking effect.</p><p>The Department alongside the Department for Communities and Local Government has jointly commissioned an evidence review of supported housing.</p><p>The results of this research will determine our future policy development and any appropriate exemptions.</p><p> </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 2016-02-01T13:38:39.073Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-01T13:38:39.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property tabling member
4365
star this property label Biography information for Neil Gray more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 he has plans to discontinue discretionary housing payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Hywel Williams more like this
unstar this property uin 115226 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-11-29more like thismore than 2017-11-29
star this property answer text <p>Discretionary housing payment funding is allocated to Local Authorities to help housing benefits recipients with both housing costs needs and the impact of housing welfare reforms.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Details of the Government’s plans to continue Discretionary Housing Payment funding for Great Britain to the end of the Spending Review Period were stated in the Summer Budget 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-11-29T16:23:01.21Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-29T16:23:01.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
636288
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-14more like thismore than 2016-11-14
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 many working households in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) the East Midlands and (c) the UK were in receipt of housing benefit in each of the last three financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
unstar this property uin 52762 more like this
star this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-11-17more like thismore than 2016-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The requested figures are not available for UK. This response includes estimates for Great Britain.</p><p><strong>Table 1. Estimates for the number of In-Work Families in receipt of Housing Benefit for East-Midlands and Great Britain</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Millions</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p>In-Work Families in receipt of Housing Benefit</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>East Midlands</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Great Britain</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>0.1</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>1.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>0.1</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>1.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>0.1</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>1.3</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: Family Resources Survey 2012/13, 2013/14, and 2014/15</p><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><ol><li>Estimates have been rounded to nearest 100,000</li></ol>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2016-11-17T17:25:03.28Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-17T17:25:03.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
873668
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 her Department has made of the level of housing benefit (a) fraud and (b) overpayments in each region of England and Wales in each year since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Nigel Dodds more like this
unstar this property uin 134782 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-04-19more like thismore than 2018-04-19
star this property answer text <p>The Department of Work and Pensions publishes estimates on the total amount of fraud and error in the benefit system on GOV.UK. These estimates include figures for Housing Benefit, however, these are only available at a national level.</p><p> </p><p>Housing Benefit debt recoveries and fraud data is published at a regional level on GOV.UK. This publication provides data on Housing Benefit overpayments outstanding, identified, recovered and written off. From April 2016 the publications no longer include fraud data.</p><p> </p><p>Housing Benefit entitlement reduction statistics, available on GOV.UK, were developed as an experimental proxy measure of local authority fraud and error performance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-04-19T10:07:37.253Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-19T10:07:37.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
636285
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-14more like thismore than 2016-11-14
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 discussions he has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government on the potential effect of forthcoming changes to support for housing costs for (a) people under 35 living in social housing and (b) 18 to 21 year olds on the Government's homelessness prevention agenda. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Neil Coyle more like this
unstar this property uin 52757 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-11-17more like thismore than 2016-11-17
star this property answer text <p>My Department is in constant contact with the Department for Communities and Local Government on matters related to welfare reform, particularly where there is potential for impact on housing or homelessness policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2016-11-17T16:15:40.863Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-17T16:15:40.863Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Neil Coyle more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 responsibility for designating a bedroom for housing benefit purpose lies with his Department or with the social landlord. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Frank Field more like this
unstar this property uin 214855 more like this
star this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-21more like thismore than 2014-11-21
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The responsibility for designating a bedroom lies with the social landlord.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-21T12:20:47.56Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T12:20:47.56Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
171228
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 and what proportion of annual expenditure on housing benefit is allocated to the costs of administering that benefit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Frank Field more like this
unstar this property uin 219154 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p /> <p>DWP has contributed £304m to the costs of local authorities administering Housing Benefit for 2015/16. The amount allocated to local authorities for more financial years can be found in the link below.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/housing-benefit-for-local-authorities-subsidy-circulars" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/housing-benefit-for-local-authorities-subsidy-circulars</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-01-05T10:14:48.693Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T10:14:48.693Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
61830
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 proportion of housing benefit claims processed within (a) 10, (b) 20, (c) 30, (d) 40, (e) 60 and (f) more than 60 working days. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Frank Field more like this
unstar this property uin 200531 more like this
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