Housing benefit discrimination

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4070
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What evidence were you referring to in your answer to question 2014/2702, when you suggested that "the number of private rented properties owned by landlords willing to let to benefit recipients has actually increased over recent years"?

Answer

Answer for Housing benefit discrimination

Answer for Housing benefit discrimination

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Government statistics clearly show that the number of households claiming housing benefit who are living in private rented accommodation has increased. Therefore there must also be an increased number of private rented properties owned by landlords willing to let to benefit recipients.