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Social Rented Housing

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the guideline social housing rent increase for (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11 is for each local authority in England. (253238)

Local authority social housing rents are set by the individual authority, not by central Government.

I have placed a table setting out guideline rent changes for 2009-10 by authority in the Library of the House. Changes for 2010-11 between individual local authorities have not been set.

To protect tenants from large annual rent rises, we have put in place arrangements so that no authority need raise its actual rent per property above RPI+½+£2 in any one year.