Housing Benefit

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5528
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In relation to question 2014/4335, do you therefore confirm that Affordable Rent will lead to larger Housing Benefit payments per property compared to social rented properties because of the higher rents typically charged?

Answer

Answer for Housing Benefit

Answer for Housing Benefit

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Affordable Rented homes has made for lower expenditure on Housing Benefit by London authorities than would have been the case had these homes not been built.