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Clause 2 - Personal allowance for 2013-14 for those born after 5 April 1948

Part of Finance (No. 2) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 23rd April 2013.

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Photo of Sheila Gilmore Sheila Gilmore Labour, Edinburgh East 2:30 pm, 23rd April 2013

There is genuinely a big difference between people in the private rented sector and those in the social rented sector, not least because we are talking about people’s permanent homes. In the private rented sector, rents are already extremely high. I would like to see far less money going out on housing benefit in the private rented sector, because that is where we got into problems with housing benefit, rather than forcing people to take a substantial cut in their income with no realistic way—