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star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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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 Local Housing Allowance 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 much funding was reinvested in the targeted affordability fund for local housing allowance rates in 2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
unstar this property uin 243313 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 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
star this property answer text <p>In 2019/2020 we have invested £210m in the Targeted Affordability Fund, this is based on 50% of the [forecast] savings from the freeze to Local Housing Allowance rates.</p><p /><p>The funding is being used to increase LHA rates in areas where there are the greatest divergences between rates and local rents.</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 2019-04-23T14:00:01.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T14:00:01.353Z
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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 Ms Karen Buck more like this
1137614
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 Local Housing Allowance 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 assessment he has made of the proportion of single room properties that were affordable for local housing allowance claimants in each region of England in (a) 2010 and (b) the most recent period for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
unstar this property uin 274447 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>In 2010, Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates were set at the 50th percentile of local rents, so half of non-housing benefit properties in the private rented sector were available within the LHA rate.</p><p> </p><p>The proportion of non-housing benefit single room accommodation available within the LHA rate by region in England for 2018/19 are as follows:</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>15%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Eastern</p></td><td><p>13%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London</p></td><td><p>8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>14%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>15%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>14%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>15%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>16%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorkshire &amp; The Humber</p></td><td><p>21%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Note: figures are exclusive of housing benefit properties as the lettings data used to calculate the LHA is exclusive of tenancies where the claimant is in receipt of housing benefit.</p><p> </p><p>There are no current plans to extend or maintain the LHA Freeze after March 2020. Specific decisions on how to uprate the Local Housing Allowance rates from April 2020 will form part of the discussions in support of fiscal events later this year.</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 2019-07-11T13:53:48.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T13:53:48.173Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
star this property tabling member
534
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1133288
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 Local Housing Allowance 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, whether she plans to restore local housing allowance rates to cover the cheapest third of local rents. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
unstar this property uin 266787 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The benefit freeze is coming to an end in March 2020. Specific decisions on how to uprate benefits from April 2020 (including the Local Housing Allowance) will form part of the discussions in support of fiscal events later this year.</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 2019-06-28T12:16:24.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T12:16:24.15Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
star this property tabling member
4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1136048
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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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 Local Housing Allowance 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 assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing local housing allowance to the 30th percentile point for current market rents in each size category of dwelling. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
unstar this property uin 271443 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>There are no current plans to extend or maintain the Benefit Freeze after March 2020. Specific decisions on how to uprate the Local Housing Allowance from April 2020 will form part of the discussions in support of fiscal events later this year.</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 2019-07-08T16:40:08.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:40:08.713Z
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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 Paul Farrelly more like this
1136339
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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 Local Housing Allowance 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 recent assessment she has made of uprating Local Housing Allowance rates from April 2020; and if she will bring forward proposals to extend the exemption from the shared accommodation rate for people who have lived in a homeless hostel to include people aged 18 to 25. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton more like this
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Dr Rupa Huq more like this
unstar this property uin 272268 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>There are no current plans to extend or maintain the Benefit Freeze after March 2020. Specific decisions on how to uprate the Local Housing Allowance rates from April 2020 will form part of the discussions in support of fiscal events later this year.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>There is an exemption from the shared accommodation rate for those aged 25-34 who have previously spent 3 months (which doesn’t have to be continuous) in a homeless hostel/hostels specialising in rehabilitation and resettlement. There are no plans to extend this exemption to those under the age of 25.</p><p> </p><p>For other individuals who may require more support and whose circumstances may make it difficult for them to share accommodation, Discretionary Housing Payments are 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 2019-07-09T14:29:46.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:29:46.41Z
star this property answering member
4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
star this property tabling member
4511
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
1137037
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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 Local Housing Allowance 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 assessment she has made of the potential merits of uprating local housing allowance rates from April 2020; and if she plans to bring forward proposals to extend the current exemption from the shared accommodation rate for people who have lived in a homeless hostel to include people aged 18 to 25 years-old. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton more like this
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Dr Rupa Huq more like this
unstar this property uin 273462 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 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>There are no current plans to extend or maintain the Benefit Freeze after March 2020. Specific decisions on how to uprate the Local Housing Allowance rates from April 2020 will form part of the discussions in support of fiscal events later this year.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>There is an exemption from the shared accommodation rate for those aged 25-34 who have previously spent 3 months (which doesn’t have to be continuous) in a homeless hostel/hostels specialising in rehabilitation and resettlement. There are no plans to extend this exemption to those under the age of 25.</p><p> </p><p>For other individuals who may require more support and whose circumstances may make it difficult for them to share accommodation, Discretionary Housing Payments are 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 2019-07-12T12:11:40.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T12:11:40.357Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
star this property tabling member
4511
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
1135249
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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 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 Local Housing Allowance 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 plans the Government has to restore local housing allowance rates to cover the cheapest third of local rents to improve affordability for residents in receipt of that allowance who seek to live in private accommodation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
unstar this property uin 270236 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>There are no plans to extend or maintain the Benefit Freeze after March 2020. Specific decisions on how to uprate the Local Housing Allowance from April 2020 will form part of the discussions in support of fiscal events later this year.</p><p><strong> </strong></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 2019-07-02T10:47:16.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T10:47:16.797Z
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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 Tom Brake more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-16more like thismore than 2015-01-16
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 Local Housing Allowance 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 steps his Department has taken to ensure that the shared accommodation rate reflects the real cost of renting shared accommodation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Dr Julian Huppert more like this
unstar this property uin 221129 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 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
star this property answer text <p /> <p><strong> </strong></p><p>Currently, increases to Local Housing Allowance rates are limited to one per cent. However, in areas where there have been the greatest divergences, we are increasing rates by up to 4 per cent subject to the funding available. In 2014/15, this meant that 56 out of the 192 Shared Accommodation Rates were increased by 4 per cent. In 2015/16, we will be increasing 63 out of the 192 Shared Accommodation Rates by 4 per cent.</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 2015-01-21T15:21:43.187Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T15:21:43.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Julian Huppert more like this
436868
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
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 Local Housing Allowance 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 the application of local housing allowance rates for housing benefit paid in the social sector will take into account core rent and housing service charge elements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wentworth and Dearne more like this
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John Healey more like this
unstar this property uin 19464 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 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
star this property answer text <p>The introduction of Local Housing Allowance limits to social sector tenants in receipt of Housing Benefit or the housing element of Universal Credit will only apply from April 2018 where new tenancies have been taken out or renewed after April 2016.</p><br /><p>This reform will prevent social sector tenants from receiving more than if renting privately and the Department will set out the exact policy design in due course.</p><br /> <br /> 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 2015-12-14T16:09:25.4Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T16:09:25.4Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Healey more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-08more like thismore than 2016-04-08
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 Local Housing Allowance 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, with reference to his oral contribution of 21 March 2016, Official Report, column 1268, on welfare, whether he plans to implement his Department's proposal to cap housing benefit paid to social tenants at the level of local housing allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wentworth and Dearne more like this
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John Healey more like this
unstar this property uin 32947 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 2016-04-13more like thismore than 2016-04-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government intends to implement policies that have already been announced. This includes the proposal to cap social sector Housing benefit at the level of the local Housing Allowance.</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 2016-04-13T12:35:05.683Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-13T12:35:05.683Z
star this property answering member
4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Healey more like this