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Cambridgeshire Insight OpenData

Welcome to Cambridgeshire Insight Open Data
Funded by the LGA Open data Breakthrough Fund
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Collection of datasets to help inform the conversation on "Could Cambridge become a smarter city?"

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Local Housing Allowance changes

Published after reforms to the Local Housing Allowance setting process made in 2011, this data relates to private rented housing across Cambridgeshire and West Suffolk.

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is the housing benefit for households in the private rented sector.

The data looks at the impact of two reforms to LHA rates. Prior to 2011, LHA was based on the median market rent for a Broad Rental Market Area (BRMA). The Cambridge sub-region is mostly covered by 5 BRMAs. Within each area, half the rents were below the set LHA rate and half were more expensive. In 2011 LHA was reduced to the 30th percentile market rent meaning 30% of rents are below this level.

The data attempts to project the impact of these changes into the future, looking up to the end of 2016.

The URI's for West Suffolk are as follows and

Data and Resources

Dataset Info

These fields are compatible with DCAT, an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web.
Modified Date
Release Date
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Cambridge subregion
Temporal Coverage
Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 00:00 to Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 00:00
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
Cambridgeshire Research Group
Contact Name
Cambridgeshire Research Group
Contact Email
Public Access Level