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Local Housing Allowance

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 243313, tabled on 10 April 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding was reinvested in the targeted affordability fund for local housing allowance rates in 2019-20.

Answered on

23 April 2019

In 2019/2020 we have invested £210m in the Targeted Affordability Fund, this is based on 50% of the [forecast] savings from the freeze to Local Housing Allowance rates.

The funding is being used to increase LHA rates in areas where there are the greatest divergences between rates and local rents.