Local Housing Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment has been made of the affordability of (a) one and (b) two bedroom properties for Local Housing Allowance claimants in each region of England and Wales.

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

The proportion of private market rents that are at or below the LHA rate for (a) one and (b) two bedroom accommodation for each region in England and Wales are set out below. This is based on:

1 Bed

2 Bed

East Midlands

17%

17%

Eastern

9%

9%

London

7%

7%

North East

26%

25%

North West

23%

22%

South East

10%

10%

South West

14%

14%

West Midlands

16%

14%

Yorks & the Humber

20%

21%

Wales

22%

22%

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