Local Housing Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 5th March 2020.

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the adequacy of local housing allowance rates.

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

The Secretary of State meets regularly with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and other Ministerial colleagues on a range of issues.

In January we were pleased to announce an end to the Local Housing Allowance freeze from April 2020 when Local Housing Allowance rates will be uprated by CPI – an increase of 1.7%.

This will mean around 900,000 people in receipt of housing support in the Private Rented Sector will see their housing support increase on average by around £10 per month.

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