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Local Housing Allowance

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

16. To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for the implementation of the local housing allowance. (197205)

The local housing allowance will roll out nationally from 7 April 2008 to all tenants who make a new claim for housing benefit in the de-regulated private rented sector.

It has already been successfully implemented and evaluated in 18 local authorities. The results of this evaluation have been extremely positive.

We have undertaken to review all aspects of the local housing allowance over the first two years of the scheme.