Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Housing Benefit: Greater London

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 15th October 2012.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many private sector tenants in each London borough have been rehoused as a result of housing benefit changes in the last year; and how many such tenants have been rehoused (a) in their own borough, (b) elsewhere in London and (c) out of London.

Photo of Steve Webb Steve Webb The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Department has commissioned a consortium of academics and research organisations led by Ian Cole, professor of housing studies at Sheffield Hallam university, to undertake an independent review of the impact of changes to the local housing allowance system of housing benefit.

Elements of the research are the impacts on homelessness and a spatial analysis of the effects of the changes that will examine movement from one local authority to another.

The Department published a report of early findings on 14 June and a copy of the report has been lodged in the House Library.

The Department for Communities and Local Government, the Northern Ireland Executive through the Department for Social Development, the Scottish Government and Welsh Assembly Government are working in close partnership with the DWP and contributing to the costs of the review.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No1 person thinks not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.