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Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 1197, tabled on 12 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much revenue the spare room subsidy has accrued since its introduction.

Answered on

20 May 2022

The RSRS is not a revenue but a reduction in benefits to encourage movement of claimants over-occupying a property into a property of a suitable size.

Between its introduction in April 2013 and March 2021, reductions in Housing Benefit and Universal Credit Housing Element from the RSRS totalled £2.8 billion.