Affordable Homes Bill 2014-15
Progress of the Bill
Bill started in the House of Commons
- House of Commons
- House of Lords
- Royal Assent
|Bill 13 2014-15 (as introduced) | PDF version, 77KB||02.09.2014|
Latest news on the Affordable Homes Bill 2014-15
The Bill was presented to Parliament through the ballot procedure on 2 July 2014. This is known as the first reading and there was no debate on the Bill at this stage. The Bill had its second reading debate on 5 September 2014.
This Bill was committed to a Public Bill Committee. A money resolution had to be passed by the House before the Bill could progress any further.
The 2014-15 session of Parliament has prorogued and this Bill will make no further progress.
Summary of the Affordable Homes Bill 2014-15
This Bill has two distinct aims:
- to introduce three new exemptions to the application of the under-occupation deduction from Housing Benefit (or the housing element of Universal Credit) for claimants who are deemed to be under-occupying their social rented homes
- to secure a review of the availability of affordable and intermediate housing by the Secretary of State. On completion, a report of the review would be laid before Parliament.
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