Local Housing Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 22nd October 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Crabb Stephen Crabb Conservative, Preseli Pembrokeshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an estimate of the cost to the public purse of restoring Local Housing Allowance rates to the 30th percentile.

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

We estimate the cost would be about £800 million in 2020/21, excluding any changes in behaviour by tenants and landlords.

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