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Social Rented Housing: Rents

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average weekly rent paid by a household living in a (a) local authority and (b) registered social landlord dwelling was in each of the last three years. (275571)

Information is collected on what local authorities and registered social landlords charge, rather than what was paid by a household.

Information on the average weekly rent charged by local authorities is shown in the following table:

Average weekly rent charged by local authorities

England (£)

2006-07

57.94

2007-08

61.63

2008-09

64.21

Notes:

1. Rents data are based on the financial year. Stock figures used to estimate the average are taken at 1 April of the following financial year. Average rent data for 2008-09 are provisional.

2. Average rents data are based on a standardised 52 week collection.

Source:

Housing Revenue Account (HRA) second subsidy claim form.

Information is collected on the average weekly rent charged by local authorities via the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) second subsidy claim form. This information is published on the Communities and Local Government website in Live Table 702:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/housing/xls/table-702.xls

Information on the average weekly rent charged by registered social landlords for the last three years it is available is shown in the following table:

Average weekly rent charged by registered social landlords

As at 31 March

England (£)

2006

64.32

2007

66.58

Source:

Regulatory and Statistical Return (RSR) based on general needs stock only.

Information is collected on the average weekly rent charged by registered social landlords via the annual Regulatory and Statistical Return (RSR). This information is published on the Communities and Local Government website in Live Table 704:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/housing/xls/141632.xls

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the percentage change in the level of social housing rents has been in each local authority in 2009. (277704)

The data will not be available until after local authorities submit their second advance subsidy claim form. This form is not due to be submitted until 31 August.