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Private Rented Housing: Housing Benefit

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 9149, tabled on 7 September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of housing benefit on the level of private-sector rents.

Answered on

10 September 2015

The Department has not made an assessment of the effect of housing benefit on the level of private sector rents.

The Local Housing Allowance rates for 2015/16 (effective from April 2015) were published by Rent Officers on 30 January 2015 together with the 30th percentiles of local rents.

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