Effect of benefit caps on Londoners

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1635
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What is your response to Londoners, who due to the recent benefit cap introduced by the Government can no longer afford to meet the cost of renting a home in London?

Answer

Answer for Effect of benefit caps on Londoners

Answer for Effect of benefit caps on Londoners

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have secured significant increases in funding for Discretionary Housing Payments to enable London's local authorities to support vulnerable households affected by the welfare changes. The pot provides £25 million for London boroughs in 2012/13, and an expected £115 million over the next two years.