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07/20/2017 - 11:32

Not all housing is the traditional "bricks and mortar" we tend to think of. There are lots of less permanent housing types, including houseboats, park homes and caravans.

Across our local area, a number of individuals and families live in "non traditional" accommodation.

This story brings together some brief data and identifies links to find out more about the types, scale and occupation of "non-traditional" housing in our area.

01/18/2017 - 15:08

“Data is the new oil…” is a phrase often used by those in the industry to describe the vast, valuable and extremely powerful resource available to us. We generate an astronomical amount of data, in fact 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone according to IBM.

12/08/2016 - 15:11

Forecasting pupil rolls can be tricky business but getting it right can be sweet.

10/14/2016 - 17:50

It has been estimated that there were 257 deaths attributable to particulate air pollution in Cambridgeshire in 2010 and that over 5% of Cambridgeshire’s population mortality is attributed to air pollution (based on ambient levels of PM2.5). The percentage in Cambridge is 5.8% which equates to 47 deaths attributable to air pollution (

10/06/2016 - 15:00

What is Hate Crime? A hate crime is one which is “committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation” (1). It covers a wide range of crime types including assault, harassment, and inciting others to commit hate crimes. Following the EU referendum on 23rd June, the Police experienced a 57% increase in national reporting of hate crime to their online reporting site between 23rd and 26th June compared to the same time 4 weeks before (2).

New local housing allowances for 2016-2017

New housing allowances announced

On 29 January 2016, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) published new local housing allowance rates for the country. These rates are set for each of 152 "market areas" across England, and determine how much help people who are eligible can get towards their housing costs.

Your local rate

VOA also published the rates, in a helpful "search" format at - here, you can type in your area, size of home, postcode etc. to find out which rate applies to you. The new 2016-17 rates, announced on 29 January 2016, will go "live" on the LHA-direct site from 18 March 2016.

The national picture

Cambridgeshire Insight publishes this data each year to help compare the rates for each market area - also known as a BRMA - across the country, for each size of home...

  • Room
  • 1 bed
  • 2 bed
  • 3 bed
  • 4 bed
Up to date

You can find the data which is published in January each year. Every year we simply add the "new" rates to the CSV and excel worksheets, to help you gain a view over time. We also aim to pulish the new rates in Atlas format with other data about the rental market. This means you can look at the rates for each year across the whole of England, and for each size of property.


To help work out how BRMAs relate to local authority areas, we have added both BRMA and district boundaries to the Atlas.

Useful links