Spending Review (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/4028
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What impact will limiting Housing Benefit at Local Housing Allowance rates have on housing association and Housing Revenue Account income in London? Does the Mayor agree that this will result in fewer social and Affordable Rent properties being built in London?

Answer

Answer for Spending Review (2)

Answer for Spending Review (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I anticipate that this change will have limited impacts in London, where social sector rents are almost always below Local Housing Allowance levels.