Private Rented Housing: Ethnic Groups

Home Office written question – answered on 4th July 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of right to rent on the ability of BAME tenants to access the rental market.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The Government published an evaluation of the first phase of the Right to Rent Scheme in the West Midlands in October 2015, which found no evidence that the scheme caused systematic discrimination in the rental sector. This is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/evaluation-of-the-right-to-rent-scheme. The scheme was the subject of a public consultation and equality impact assessment prior to the introduction of the Immigration Act 2014. The Home Office is taking forward a further evaluation of the scheme’s operation across England.

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