Local Housing Allowance: Care Leavers

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an estimate of the cost of extending the exemption from the local housing allowance shared accommodation rate to care leavers up to the age of 25.

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

The cost of extending the exemption from the local housing allowance shared accommodation rate to care leavers up to the age of 25 would be £5m in 2021/22 rounded to nearest £5m.

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