This data sets out levels of support with housing costs, known as the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate, for 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.
The Allowance is set for different proerty sizes in each Broad Rental Market Area, or BRMA. These are not the same as county or district areas.
The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) completes a six-monthly survey of private rents across England which is used to set the LHA rates. However from 2016-17 onwards, rates are frozen at 2015-16 levels or possibly slightly lower due to national austerity measures.
The data comes from the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) and is available online at www.gov.uk. Individuals should seek advice about their individual claims from their local authority benefit team. The VOA provides a search facility to help applicants identify the relevant LHA for them. This search is based on postcode and property size and can be found at http://lha-direct.voa.gov.uk/search.aspx.
Data and Resources
Dataset InfoThese fields are compatible with DCAT, an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web.
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UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
BRMA: Broad Rental Market Area LHA: Local Housing Allowance VOA: Valuation Office Agency
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