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Local Housing Allowance

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 66076, tabled on 1 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department is making available for the Targeted Affordability Funding concession to the freeze on local housing allowance rates in (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18, (c) 2018-19 and (d) 2019-20.

Answered on

6 March 2017

Around 30 per cent of the savings from the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) Freeze will be recycled to use as Targeted Affordability Funding. No Targeted Affordability Funding was available in 2016/17 as there were no savings from the LHA Freeze due to zero inflation levels. The amount available for 2017/18 is £13.33 million and we will announce the funding for future years in due course