To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2021 to Question 79262 on Local Housing Allowance, if she will place in the Library a copy of the Equality Impact Assessment that was carried out by her Department on freezing local housing allowance rates at 2020-21 levels for financial years 2021-22 and 2022-23.
12 April 2022
A copy of Equalities Analyses 2021-22 and 2022-23 will be placed in the Library.
In April 2020 we increased LHA rates to the 30th percentile of local rents, costing nearly £1 billion providing 1.5 million claimants with £600 more housing support on average over 2020-21 than they would otherwise have received.
LHA rates have been maintained at their increased levels in 2021-22 and 2022-23, so that everyone who benefitted from the increase will continue to do so.