Karen Buck – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Communities and Local Government

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Karen Buck on 2016-03-01.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what research his Department has conducted on the willingness of landlords to let properties to tenants in receipt of housing benefit; and if he will make a statement.

Brandon Lewis

The English Housing Survey, funded by the Department, published its Headline Report 2014-15 in February 2016 which showed that 27% of privately rented households are in receipt of housing benefit.