Housing Benefit Cap

MQT on 2010-10-13
Session date: 
October 13, 2010
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In the light of the London Councils' and the London Landlord Accreditation Scheme's survey of landlords which states that 'approximately 15,000 London tenants may risk losing their home after next April and a further 67,000 London tenants may be at risk of eviction or not having their tenancy renewed after next October' what plans do you have to lobby government?


Answer for Housing Benefit Cap

Answer for Housing Benefit Cap

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I will, in partnership with London Councils, continue to press for the introduction of transitional arrangements to mitigate the unintended consequences of the Housing Benefit changes in London. Richard Blakeway, my Housing Advisor, is involved in ongoing discussions with both the Department for Work and Pensions and Communities and Local Government, and my officials are working closely with officials from both DWP and CLG on the detail of my proposals.