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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
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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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star 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 remove filter
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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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3893
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4289
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
star 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
star 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 remove filter
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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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unstar 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
star 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
star 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 remove filter
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4181
star this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
423708
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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
star 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
star 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 remove filter
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4181
star this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
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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
star 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 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 is ministerial correction false more like this
star 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 remove filter
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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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unstar 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
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
star 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 is ministerial correction false more like this
star 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 remove filter
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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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unstar 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
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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
star 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 is ministerial correction false more like this
star 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 remove filter
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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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3893
unstar 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
star 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 is ministerial correction false more like this
star 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 remove filter
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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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3893
unstar 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
61564
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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
star 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 is ministerial correction false more like this
star 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 remove filter
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Freud 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
star 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
star 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 remove filter
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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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unstar 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