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Mortgages: Housing Benefit

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 16929, tabled on 13 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an estimate of the number of people who could benefit each year from the Government's proposals to allow housing benefit to be used towards the cost of a mortgage.

Answered on

16 June 2022

There are 5 million in receipt of housing support, and though we know that it is likely most will not be in a position to take up the new policy, it removes a barrier that currently prevents thousands of families from buying their own home.

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