Housing Benefit

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4335
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can you confirm that the Affordable Rented properties you are funding will typically be charged at higher rent levels than social rented properties and will therefore tend to increase total Housing Benefit expenditure in London?

Answer

Answer for Housing Benefit

Answer for Housing Benefit

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No. Affordable Rents are typically higher than Target Rents but through the provision of Affordable Rented homes Housing Benefit expenditure in London will be less than it would have been if new affordable homes had not been built.