Local housing allowance rates

Current local housing allowance rates for Hinckley and Bosworth

England is split into Broad Rental Market areas (BRMA) these areas are decided by the Valuation Office Agency. Depending on where you live means which 'Broad Rental Market area' you live in. Within one BRMA a fixed rate of local housing allowance (LHA) is payable. Local housing allowance rates are updated every April. BRMA's are not the same as local authority areas - usually one BRMA covers a number of councils. In some cases a local authority contains two or more BRMAs, as the boundaries are not the same. You can find out more information about how many bedrooms you are eligible for (voa.gov.uk)

Hinckley and Bosworth falls into the broad rental market areas of Coventry and Leicester. 

In April, the Rent Service provide us with new housing allowance rates for each broad rental market area and that is the rate that we use in your housing benefit calculation against your income.

Below are the current local housing allowance rates that we use in the housing benefit calculation between April 2016 to March 2017.

Shared room

Coventry: £65.65 per week
Leicester: £59.00 per week

One bedroom

Coventry: £92.05 per week
Leicester: £86.30 per week

Two bedrooms

Coventry: £111.48 per week
Leicester: £109.32 per week

Three bedrooms

Coventry: £128.19 per week
Leicester: £126.58 per week

Four bedrooms

Coventry: £170.67 per week
Leicester: £163.16 per week

From April 2017

The new LHA rates from April 2017 to March 2018 will be:

Shared room

Coventry: £65.65 per week
Leicester: £59.59 per week

One bedroom

Coventry: £92.05 per week
Leicester: £86.30 per week

Two bedrooms

Coventry: £111.48 per week
Leicester: £109.32 per week

Three bedrooms

Coventry: £128.19 per week
Leicester: £126.58 per week

Four bedrooms

Coventry: £170.67 per week
Leicester: £163.16 per week

Last updated: 22/02/2017 11:34

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