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Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 9150, tabled on 7 September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the supply of one-bedroom properties for people affected by the under-occupancy penalty (a) on the Isle of Wight and (b) nationwide.

Answered on

10 September 2015

In the social rented sector there are 1.4 million one-bedroom properties, with approximately 130,000 of these becoming available each year. This equates to a turnover of about 10%.

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