Affordable Housing: Scotland

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

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Photo of Hugh Gaffney Hugh Gaffney Labour, Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the affordability of the housing market in Scotland for families in receipt of benefits.

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

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 05 November 2019.

The correct answer should have been:

The Secretary of State is required to make an annual assessment of LHA rates, which will be completed by the end of 2019.

The proportion of Scottish private market rents that are at or below the LHA rate, by room entitlement, is set out below. This is based on rent officer data and the 2019/20 LHA rates published here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-housing-allowance-lha-rates-applicable-from-april-2019-to-march-2020.

Shared room

1 bedroom

2 bedroom

3 bedroom

4+ bedroom

14%

22%

17%

18%

17%

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

The Secretary of State is required to make an annual assessment of LHA rates, which will be completed by the end of 2019.

The proportion of Scottish private market rents that are at or below the LHA rate, by room entitlement, is set out below. This is based on rent officer data and the 2019/20 LHA rates published here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-housing-allowance-lha-rates-applicable-from-april-2019-to-march-2020.

Shared room

1 bedroom

2 bedroom

3 bedroom

4+ bedroom

14%

22%

17%

18%

17%

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.