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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, with reference to the Impact Assessment for the extension of the Shared Accommodation Rate to 25-34 year-olds, how many claimants were affected; and what assessment she has made of the effect of that extension on the average weekly income since January 2012.

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

The number of households aged 25-34 who are entitled to the Shared Accommodation Rate is available on Stat-Xplore from January 2013 onwards.

An independent evaluation of the 2011/12 Local Housing Allowance reforms including the changes to the Shared Accommodation Rate was published in 2014 - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-housing-allowance-monitoring-the-impact-of-changes

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