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.
Data and Resources
- Local housing allowance rates for England, 2013-14 to 2017-18xls
An excel file providing local housing allowance (LHA) rates for 2013-14,...
- Local Housing Allowance rates for England, 2013-14 to 2017-18csv
A CSV file providing local housing allowance (LHA) rates for 2013-14, 2014-...
Dataset InfoThese fields are compatible with DCAT, an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web.
|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location|
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
BRMA: Broad Rental Market Area LHA: Local Housing Allowance VOA: Valuation Office Agency
|Public Access Level|