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Discretionary Housing Payments: Equality

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 139256, tabled on 14 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has undertaken an Equality Impact Assessment of its decision to reduce funding for Discretionary Housing Payments in 2022-23.

Answered on

23 March 2022

The Department has embedded Equality Analyses into the manner in which we develop, deliver and evaluate the impact of our policies, practices and services. We considered equalities as part of discussions around Discretionary Housing Payment funding during the Spending Review process.