Housing Benefit: Glasgow

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 1st March 2017.

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Photo of Chris Stephens Chris Stephens Scottish National Party, Glasgow South West

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the estimated additional cost is to each household in the Glasgow Local Authority Area renting in the private rented sector affected by the revised benefit cap; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Chris Stephens Chris Stephens Scottish National Party, Glasgow South West

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the estimated additional cost is to each household in the Glasgow Local Authority Area renting in social housing affected by the revised benefit cap; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Out of those expected to be affected by the lower benefit cap, the average additional cost per household in the Glasgow Local Authority Area, renting in the private rented sector, is estimated to be an average of £47 per week.

Out of those expected to be affected by the lower benefit cap, the average additional cost per household in the Glasgow Local Authority Area, renting in the social rented sector has been estimated to be an average of £54 per week.

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