Welfare Reform

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Reference: 
2013/3819
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following your answer to MQ 3157/2013 please direct me to the precise section (s) of the Government's impact assessment that references fuel poverty in London.

Answer

Answer for Welfare Reform

Answer for Welfare Reform

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As set out in response to MQ 2570 / 2013 "Welfare reform will lead to more people entering work. Taken with the Government reducing the tax burden on the lowest paid as the personal allowance is raised these measures will mean that fewer people are in danger of entering fuel poverty". The impact assessment referenced in MQ 3157/2013 provides evidence of how welfare reform is expected to affect the levels of people entering work.