Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of female-headed households which have had to relocate as a result of the under-occupancy penalty.

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

The information requested is not available.

A consortium has been commissioned to carry out a two year monitoring of the effects of the removal of the spare room subsidy measure across Great Britain. This consortium is led by Ipsos-MORI and includes the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research.

The evaluation is taking place over a two year period, starting from April 2013 with a final report published in late 2015. The evaluation includes research with claimants, social landlords, local authority staff and voluntary organisations.

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