Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2772)

Richard Boyd Barrett


2772. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the amount paid out annually in rent allowance in 2018 and to date in 2019; and the projected amount for the remainder of 2019 and 2020. [33570/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Rent Supplement expenditure in 2018 was €175m. At the end of June 2019, expenditure on Rent Supplement was €67.6m.

The 2019 Revised Estimates provided an allocation of €132.4m. It is expected that the outturn will be broadly in line with the estimate.

The 2020 estimate for Rent Supplement has not yet been determined. The Department will closely monitor trends over the next few months and will agree an estimate with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform for inclusion in the Budget 2020 estimates in October.