Skip to main content

Housing Benefit

Volume 131: debated on Thursday 14 April 1988

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

91.

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his latest estimate of the saving to the Exchequer as a result of the changes in housing benefit this April.

The changes save £650 million when compared with what the old scheme would have cost next year. This comprises £150 million in public expenditure and £500 million in rate rebates which are not classified as public expenditure.