Universal Credit: Housing

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of withholding (a) housing benefit and (b) the housing component of Universal Credit from landlords who fail to make repair works requested by tenants.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

No assessment has been made on the merits of withholding Housing Benefit or Housing Element (UC) to Landlords who fail to make repair works requested by Tenants.

We continue to work closely with landlords, local authorities, housing associations and other organisations.

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