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Local Housing Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 23rd April 2019.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding was reinvested in the targeted affordability fund for local housing allowance rates in 2019-20.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

In 2019/2020 we have invested £210m in the Targeted Affordability Fund, this is based on 50% of the [forecast] savings from the freeze to Local Housing Allowance rates.

The funding is being used to increase LHA rates in areas where there are the greatest divergences between rates and local rents.

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