22 Nov 2023
Earlier today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, delivered his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons.
Responding to the announcements Gavin Smart, Chartered Institute of Housing chief executive commented:
"We are delighted to see the government listening to the concerns of CIH and the wider sector and announcing the uprating of the Local Housing Allowance. This measure alone won't solve the housing and homelessness crisis. But in the face of rising rents, ever increasing numbers of families living in temporary accommodation, and the lack of social housing, restoring the link to the 30th percentile and the commitment to uprate benefits by the September inflation figure will make a big difference to those struggling the most."
We will be examining the detail and producing a member-exclusive what you need to know for CIH members on the Autumn Statement in the upcoming days.
To find out more you can download and read the full Autumn Statement from government.