Local Housing Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 5th March 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, whether her Department has carried out an equality impact assessment on its decision to uplift local housing allowance by 1.7 per cent.

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

The Secretary of State has considered the impact on her decision to uplift Local Housing Allowance rates by 1.7% on persons with protected characteristics.

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