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Department for Work and Pensions: Written Questions

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 139257, tabled on 14 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to answer Question 120618, tabled on 8 February 2022, on Local Housing Allowance, requesting that a copy of the Equality Impact Assessment for the freeze on Local Housing Allowance rates be placed in the House of Commons Library.

Answered on

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.

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