Neil Coyle – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Communities and Local Government

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Neil Coyle on 2016-07-07.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the local housing allowance cap on the capacity of housing providers to build new homes.

Brandon Lewis

The Government is committed to protecting the most vulnerable, including through protecting and further boosting the supported housing supply we have already.

We are continuing to work with the supported housing sector and other partners to develop a sustainable and workable future for supported housing and will announce next steps in due course.

In the meantime we have put in place a one year exemption for supported housing from the Local Housing Allowance cap.