Call for Hunt to lift benefit subsidy cap

By Dan Peters | 07 February 2024

Councils have called for the cap on housing benefit subsidy that councils receive to be unfrozen amid warnings about the ‘spiralling increase’ in temporary accommodation (TA).

In a letter to chancellor Jeremy Hunt, District Councils’ Network (DCN) chairman, Sam Chapman-Allen lobbied for an increase in the subsidy rate that local authorities can claim for TA to 90% of market rent.

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