Housing Benefit: Homlessness

Communities and Local Government written question – answered at on 30 June 2010.

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Photo of Andrew Smith Andrew Smith Labour, Oxford East

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the June 2010 Budget, what his most recent estimate is of the effect on the level of homelessness of the proposed changes to housing benefit; and what estimate he has made of the likely cost to the public purse.

Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps The Minister for Housing

The Department for Work and Pensions undertakes an assessment of the impact on specific groups as part of the policy development process. DWP will publish formal impact assessments in due course.

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