Housing Benefit: Shared Housing

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

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Photo of James Murray James Murray Labour/Co-operative, Ealing North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made has made of the potential cost to the public purse of extending the exemption from the shared accommodation rate for people aged between 25 and 35 years old who have experienced homelessness to people aged under 25 who have experienced homelessness.

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

The cost of extending the homelessness exemption from the shared accommodation rate to people aged under 25 would be £5m in 2021/22 rounded to nearest £5m.

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