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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04359: Cole-Hamilton, Alex (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 3 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has received any indication from the UK Government of how much funding it will receive for costs above the level of the local authority housing allowance rate cap, and how this will be calculated.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 16 November 2016

The UK Government has not begun discussions with the Scottish Government on the calculation of funding which will be devolved. We expect the UK Government to provide overall funding sufficient to fund supported accommodation at current levels, and we will work with the sector to ensure that the devolved funding reflects this.

Such discussions will be informed by the DWPs own research. When it is published we will consider this research carefully, and consider whether the Scottish Government needs to undertake further research or analysis to support our discussions with the UK Government.