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25 October 2017

Prime Minister announces that LHA cap will not be applied to social housing sector

Theresa May has today announced at Prime Minister's Questions that the Local Housing Allowance cap will not be applied to the social housing sector. This announcement follows our call for the UK Government to reverse the policy following the release of our research report.

Stuart Ropke, CHC's Chief Executive, says: 'We are delighted that the Prime Minister has announced today that the LHA cap will not be applied to the social housing sector. The report we published yesterday demonstrated that the policy was flawed and completely unworkable, and would have made social housing unaffordable for those who need it most. We now await further details, particularly the further announcement on supported housing on 31st October.'