Local Housing Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th June 2015.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of setting local housing allowance rates at the 20th percentile of market rents on (a) levels of arrears in the private rented sector, (b) viability in the buy-to-let sector and (c) affordability for working families with children.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

No assessment has been made at the 20th percentile.

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