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Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 27th April 2017.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Co-Leader of the Green Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to appoint a Living Rent Commission to (a) determine a definition of affordable rent and (b) make recommendations on rent levels for all housing provided by local authorities and private registered providers in England.

Photo of Gavin Barwell Gavin Barwell Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Housing, Planning and London)

Affordable Rent is defined in Regulation 19 of the Social Housing Rents (Exceptions and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2016. The Government committed in the Housing White Paper to set, a rent policy for social housing landlords to help them to borrow against future income.

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