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MPs take evidence on the cap on Housing Benefit

03 November 2010

This is the final oral evidence session in the inquiry into the changes to Housing Benefit announced in the 2010 Budget.

It will provide an opportunity for the committee to question the Department of Work and Pensions Minister on a wide range of issues raised during the inquiry. These include the implications of the changes for:

  • Incentives to work and access to low paid work
  • Levels of rent, including regional variations
  • Shortfalls in rent
  • Levels of evictions and the impact on homelessness services
  • Landlord confidence
  • Community cohesion
  • Disabled people, carers and specialist housing
  • Older people, large families and overcrowding

Witnesses

The meeting will take place on Wednesday 3 November 2010 in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

At 9.30am

Department for Work and Pensions

  • Lord Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform
  • Neil Couling, Benefit Strategy Director
  • Paul Howarth, Divisional Manager, Housing Benefit Strategy Division

Further information

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