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Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Charlie Elphicke Charlie Elphicke Conservative, Dover

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the full cost to the Exchequer of reinstating the under-occupancy penalty in fiscal year 2015-16.

Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Treasury.

Table 2.2 of Budget 2013 shows that the removal of the spare room subsidy in housing benefit from working-age tenants in the social rented sector is expected to save £465 million in 2015-16.

It is not the Government's policy to reinstate the spare room subsidy.

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