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Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 11587, tabled on 7 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of (a) claimants subject to the under-occupancy penalty are in employment and (b) households subject to the under-occupancy penalty contain at least one person in employment.

Answered on

10 June 2021

The information requested is not readily available for Universal Credit, and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

Data on households in Housing Benefit impacted by the Removal of Spare Room Subsidy is published and available at: within the section on “Housing Benefit”.

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