Housing Benefit: Greater London

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 23rd 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, how much has been awarded in discretionary housing payments by each local authority in London (a) in total, (b) to people affected by the household benefit cap, (c) to people affected by a reduction in local housing allowance rates and (d) to people affected by the under-occupancy penalty.

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

The Department asks Local authorities to supply details of their use of Discretionary Housing Payments on a 6 monthly basis. Data for 2013/14 is provided at the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/discretionary-housing-payments-statistics

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