Housing Benefit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd November 2015.

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Photo of Lord Beecham Lord Beecham Shadow Spokesperson (Housing), Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Justice)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 20 October (HL2620), how much they expect to save in particular in housing benefit payments from the reductions in social rent levied by housing associations.

Photo of Lord Freud Lord Freud The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Estimates of the total benefit savings due to the reductions in social rent announced in the 2015 Summer Budget were presented in the associated policy costing publication.

The table below shows the amount of the total benefit savings which relates to housing association tenancies. This includes both Housing Benefit and Universal Credit.

Estimated reduction in benefit payments to housing association tenants, £millions, cash terms

Benefit savings relating to Housing Associations14542579011901305

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