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Discretionary Housing Payments

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 184857, tabled on 29 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to retain the current formula for determining the allocation of discretionary housing payment funding to local authorities for households affected by the benefit cap.

Answered on

2 November 2018

We are currently considering how the total Discretionary Housing Payment allocation for 2019/20 will be distributed to Local Authorities. As part of this work my officials routinely review the methodology each year to ensure it continues to provide the fairest way to allocate the funding to Local Authorities. We will be consulting local authorities about their individual allocations in due course.