Social Rented Housing:Written question - 274562

Q
(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
Asked on: 08 July 2019
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Social Rented Housing
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has for rent convergence in the social housing sector.
A
Answered by: Kit Malthouse
Answered on: 16 July 2019

For more than a decade, registered providers of social housing were able to increase the rent on Social Rent properties by an additional £2 per week if the rent was below the 'formula' level. This mechanism was phased out in 2015 and the Government has no plans to reinstate it, as this would be likely to result in additional costs to tenants and taxpayers


The Government recently consulted on social housing rents for the period 2020-25. The outcome of that consultation and the Government policy statement is available via the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/rents-for-social-housing-from-2020-to-2021.

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