I’m trying to find a number: anyone help out?
What I really want to know is what is the amount of subsidy to housing from below market social rents?
Now, a rough guide can be got from knowing how much is actually paid in social rents now: they’re about 50% of market rents, so if we knew how much, in total, was being paid now then we could simply say that the subsidy was equal to this sum.
I’ve had a rootle around and can find what specific social rents are, by region, etc, but does anyone know of where that total sum can be found?
In the absence of being able to find that total subsidy number?