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Council Housing: Rents

Volume 489: debated on Thursday 19 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 6 March 2009, Official Report, columns 71-72WS, on local authority rents, whether an impact assessment has been prepared in relation to the proposals. (263037)

No impact assessment was made. Impact assessments are not routinely undertaken in setting the annual housing revenue account subsidy determination as the exercise operates on a notional basis.

Local authorities are responsible for setting their own rents, having regard to the HRA subsidy determination, local resources and affordability issues.