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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 3:30 pm on 23rd April 2013.

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Photo of Paul Uppal Paul Uppal Conservative, Wolverhampton South West 3:30 pm, 23rd April 2013

The argument about social housing has just been rehearsed, but one point that is often overlooked when we look at the housing benefit bill over the past 13 years—I have some interest in the matter because I used to work in the property profession—is that a common practice in times of comparative largesse was for landlords and letting agents to conduct negotiations that amounted almost to a false bidding process, which pushed up housing benefit. We are now reaping what we sowed from 13 years of negligence in the management of housing benefit.