Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 15th January 2014.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Draft Modern Slavery Bill Committee, Chair, Draft Modern Slavery Bill Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what savings he expects to realise as a result of the implementation of the under-occupancy penalty in each year to 2015-16.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The intention of this policy is to ensure fairer use of housing stock.

The estimated savings in each year for the removal of the spare room subsidy measure are £490 million in 2013-14, £525 million in 2014-15 and £560 million in 2015-16.

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