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Part of Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons on 9th March 2020.

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Photo of Will Quince Will Quince The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

As the Secretary of State said a moment ago, local housing allowance rates are not intended to meet all rents in all areas. The LHA is designed to ensure a fair balance between supporting vulnerable people to meet their housing costs and public spending. From April 2020, LHA rates will be increased by inflation, but I join the Secretary of State in urging the Mayor of London to do far more in terms of supply.