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Cambridgeshire Insight OpenData

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Local Housing Allowance rates

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, 2016-17 and 2017-18

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 in 2016-17, many rates were frozen at 2015-16 levels or possibly slightly lower due to national austerity measures. In 2017-18 a handful of rates were adjusted slightly, despite a freeze on most rates.

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.

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Dataset Info

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FieldValue
Modified Date
2017-09-29
Release Date
2014-12-10
Frequency
Annually
Identifier
1c3e401b-af72-4a96-ab34-e53308f279e9
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
England
License
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
Granularity
BRMA
Author
Sue Beecroft
Data Dictionary
BRMA: Broad Rental Market Area LHA: Local Housing Allowance VOA: Valuation Office Agency
Contact Name
Sue Beecroft
Contact Email
sue.beecroft@cambridge.gov.uk
Public Access Level
Public