Date lodged: 3 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of whether the planned cap on local housing allowance for supported accommodation would (a) deter investment in this area prior to its implementation, and (b) reduce the supply thereafter, and, if no assessment has been made, whether it will consider doing so and in what timescale.
Answered by: Kevin Stewart 16 November 2016
No assessment has been made on the impact of local housing allowance changes to investment. The Scottish Government made clear it was concerned about the potential impact, and welcomed the announcement that funding for supported accommodation would be maintained at current levels.
The Scottish Government intends to use devolved funding to ensure that the supported accommodation sector is put onto a secure and sustainable footing. We will work with a broad range of stakeholders to achieve this.