Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 5th August 2019.

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Photo of Baroness McDonagh Baroness McDonagh Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been paid in housing benefit to those in private rented accommodation in each year since 2004.

Photo of Baroness Stedman-Scott Baroness Stedman-Scott Deputy Chairman of Committees, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The information you have requested can be found in the following table:

Housing Benefit Expenditure

Private Rented Sector tenants (£ million, nominal terms)

2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

2008/09

3,354

3,716

4,276

4,698

5,624

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

7,572

8,672

9,216

9,272

9,275

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

9,098

8,783

8,291

7,709

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