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Universal Credit: Housing Benefit

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 60655, tabled on 18 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants he estimates will be affected by the removal of the housing costs element of universal credit from 18 to 21-year-olds in each local authority area; what the estimated savings will be of that removal in each of those areas; and if he will place in the Library the working and modelling on which those estimates are based.

Answered on

24 January 2017

The Department expects that around 10,000 people would be affected, saving an estimated £95 million over the course of the current Parliament. The Department does not hold a breakdown for each local authority area.