Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Amendments
to be moved
in committee

[Supplementary to the Marshalled List]

Clause 1

LORD KERSLAKE

 

Page 9, line 35, at end insert—

“( )     After subsection (11) insert—

“( )     Regulations under this section must provide for an exemption from
the application of the benefit cap for individuals or couples owed a
duty to be provided with interim or temporary accommodation
under sections 188, 190, 193 or 200 of the Housing Act 1996.””

After Clause 20

EARL CATHCART

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Power to supply relevant social security information to accommodation
provider

(1)     The Secretary of State, or a person providing services to the Secretary of
State, shall have power to supply information relating to any relevant
social security benefit to a person who provides accommodation to the
claimant for the relevant benefit so long as the claimant has given written
authority for the provider of the accommodation to receive such
information.

(2)     “Relevant social security benefit” has the same meaning as in section
121DA(7) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (interpretation of
Part VI).”

Clause 21

LORD KERSLAKE

 

Page 20, line 43, at end insert—

“( )     From 1 April 2020 registered providers will increase rents by CPI plus 1 per
cent each year, and the Secretary of State will review the impact of this
section to determine flexibility for registered providers to increase social
rents by an additional amount above the increase in formula rent.”

Clause 22

LORD KERSLAKE

 

Page 21, line 6, at end insert—

“(c)   the accommodation is excepted from Right to Buy as a dwelling
specific to the needs of the disabled or elderly (with reference to
paragraphs 7 to 11 of Schedule 5 to the Housing Act 1985)”

Schedule 2

LORD KERSLAKE

 

Page 32, line 16, at end insert—

“( )     The registered provider must have regard to rent standard guidance in
calculating social rents for new properties and shall retain discretion to
adjust those rents to reflect appropriately local factors.”

 

Page 33, line 10, at end insert—

“( )     The registered provider must have regard to rent standard guidance in
calculating affordable rents for new properties and shall retain
discretion to adjust those rents to reflect appropriately local factors.”

Prepared 2nd December 2015