Benefit cap (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2013
Reference: 
2013/0101
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Housing associations are concerned that they will struggle to build and let family-sized homes and to deal with rent arrears if the overall benefit cap doesn't increase in line with inflation or market rents. What work have you done to look at this?

Answer

Answer for Benefit cap (1)

Answer for Benefit cap (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Housing Association assumptions on their future rental income streams were built into the negotiations over the Affordable Rents contracts.