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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Local Housing Allowance (13 Dec 2017)

David Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many amendments he has made to the Local Housing Allowance areas over the last five years, and whether he plans to make further revisions.

Domestic Violence Refuges: Funding — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (12 Dec 2017)

Melanie Onn: ...? Frankly, the Government appear to have stumbled into their current position on refuges. Changes to funding were initially announced two years ago in the 2015 autumn statement, capping housing benefit at local housing allowance rates and ignoring the significantly higher costs that supported housing incurs compared with general housing. My hon. Friend the Member for Dulwich and West...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Local Housing Allowance: Young People (11 Dec 2017)

Catherine McKinnell: ..., with reference to page 8 of the Government’s July 2016 Keep on Caring strategy, what review his Department has undertaken into extending the exemption from the Shared Accommodation rate of Local Housing Allowance from 22 to 25; and when he plans to publish the findings of that review.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Local Housing Allowance (11 Dec 2017)

Steve McCabe: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will review the Local Housing Allowance and the effect it has on tenants living in the private rented sector.

Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews (5 Dec 2017)

Stephen Kerr: ...and how they operate in front of claimants. A related issue is that of overpayments relating to local housing allowances. In some cases, payments have been made on the basis of full rent, but then there has been a reference to the local housing allowance, and it is discovered that there have been overpayments. There is then a request for a refund. Frankly, the process gets rather messy,...

Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (4 Dec 2017)

Lord Beecham: ...awards under housing benefit and universal credit, will the Government deal with the gap between discretionary housing payment funding of £185 million and the annual loss of £486 million associated with the benefit cap, £557 million from the bedroom tax and £3.7 billion by those paying rent above the local housing allowance? I end by quoting one of my favourite poems,...

Backbench Business: Support for Care Leavers — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (16 Nov 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: ...care leavers from the shared accommodation rate until they are 22. The shared accommodation rate is normally paid to single people aged under 35. That means that care leavers can claim the higher local housing allowance one-bedroom rate of housing benefit until their 22nd birthday. I have listened to the arguments made by hon. Members about the issue today. I particularly welcome the...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (16 Nov 2017)

Ruth George: ...look seriously at all the problems that have beset universal credit. The six-week wait is just the start. It is just the start of a horrendous time for anyone who is claiming universal credit. The local housing allowance for a family three-bedroom house in my constituency is £150 a week. There is a seven-day wait with no payment whatsoever, so a household can be £150 down to...

Working-age Benefits - Question for Short Debate (16 Nov 2017)

the Bishop of St Albans: ...and less far. Moreover, the majority of affected families are working families, which undermines the Government’s objective of making work pay. The National Audit Office reported in September this year that the freeze in local housing allowance rates has contributed to private rental properties becoming less and less affordable for families, which in turn is likely to be contributing...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Evictions (16 Nov 2017)

Sandy Martin: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to identify the number of private renters who are evicted for rent arrears and in receipt of local housing allowance; and if he will make a statement.

Coventry Green Belt — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (14 Nov 2017)

Alok Sharma: ...; they have given certainty on rent from 2020, with rent increases of up to consumer prices index plus 1%, which is something that the sector has been looking for in terms of certainty. In addition, the Prime Minister announced that there will be no local housing allowance cap for the social sector. Those elements in combination have been hugely welcomed by the sector. I encourage the hon....

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Supported Housing: Finance (13 Nov 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...other long-term supported accommodation such as housing for people with learning or physical disabilities or mental ill health, will remain in the welfare system. This funding will be uncapped by Local Housing Allowance rates as these will no longer apply.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Supported Housing: Mental Illness (13 Nov 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...per cent of housing costs, including rent and eligible service charges, being met (unless other benefit restrictions may apply to the individual involved). This funding will no longer be capped by Local Housing Allowance rates giving providers the certainty they need in order to invest in future supply. For short-term accommodation, all funding for rent and eligible service charges...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Supported Housing: Mental Illness (9 Nov 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...of housing costs (rent and eligible service charges) normally being met (unless, exceptionally, other benefit restrictions may apply to the individual involved). This funding will be uncapped by Local Housing Allowance rates as these will no longer apply. For short-term accommodation all funding for rent and eligible service charges previously met from Housing Benefit will instead be...

Temporary Accommodation (7 Nov 2017)

Bob Blackman: ...to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests? I inadvertently forgot to do that when I made my speech. Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us what the Labour Party’s policy is on the local housing allowance? The hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood has drawn our attention to that issue, but so far in the right hon. Gentleman’s speech he has been silent on...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Local Housing Allowance (7 Nov 2017)

Dan Jarvis: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Government has made of the effect that freezing local housing allowance has had on the number of (a) tenants in rent arrears and (b) tenants in the private rented sector.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Local Housing Allowance (7 Nov 2017)

Dan Jarvis: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has any plans to review the freezing of local housing allowance rates.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Local Housing Allowance (1 Nov 2017)

Diana R. Johnson: ...Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of households in (a) Hull and (b) England who will be (i) made statutory homeless and (ii) in rent arrears as a result of the freeze of the Local Housing Allowance in (A) 2016-17, (B) 2017-18 and (C) 2018-19 financial years.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Communities and Local Government: Future funding of supported housing (31 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...the funding model for supported housing costs and putting it on a sustainable and stable footing is therefore vital. In the Autumn Statement 2015, we announced our intention to apply the Local Housing Allowance rates to social rents, including supported housing, with effect from 2018. The implementation date was subsequently deferred to April 2019. Since then, we have listened carefully to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Local Housing Allowance (30 Oct 2017)

David Lammy: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the freeze on local housing allowance on levels of homelessness.


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