Local Housing Allowance (LHA) Rates 2016-2020

This is a guide to new Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates. A list of the 2016 - 2020 LHA rates is shown towards the bottom of the guide.

For the 2015-16 LHA Rates please click here.

Local Housing Allowance

Local Housing Allowance is a flat rate allowance paid to those who are claiming housing benefit. LHA rates are updated and come into effect from April each year.

LHA applies to those who are making a fresh claim for housing benefit, those who are currently claiming housing benefit but change address and tenants who are recipients of housing benefit who move from the social sector into private accommodation sector. There are 5 different LHA rate levels depending on the following categories of property: Shared accommodation (room in a shared property), 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms and 4 bedrooms. Such rate levels are shown in the table below:

New LHA effective from April 2016

Please note: these prices are per week.

BRMA Room 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed
Ashford £67.10 £119.09 £145.43 £168.00 £223.63
Aylesbury £72.76 £123.58 £153.02 £198.43 £291.34
Barnsley £56.58 £72.72 £87.41 £99.79 £136.93
Barrow-in-Furness £63.25 £78.00 £92.05 £110.47 £136.93
Basingstoke £68.17 £134.02 £161.98 £192.28 £266.65
Bath £72.49 £135.74 £167.23 £189.86 £291.90
Bedford £62.18 £103.02 £133.32 £156.38 £209.07
Birmingham £57.34 £98.87 £120.29 £132.00 £173.41
Black Country £60.00 £86.30 £104.89 £120.29 £151.50
Blackwater Valley £79.92 £141.24 £176.56 £210.70 £312.00
Bolton and Bury £48.67 £84.00 £98.96 £114.84 £143.84
Bournemouth £65.48 £123.58 £153.02 £188.79 £253.15
Bradford & South Dales £58.26 £80.55 £97.81 £111.83 £123.58
Brighton and Hove £82.66 £153.02 £192.48 £230.28 £339.36
Bristol £67.37 £121.19 £151.50 £175.74 £242.33
Bury St Edmunds £64.14 £102.25 £126.31 £150.36 £216.00
Cambridge £80.52 £126.05 £140.74 £168.45 £218.16
Canterbury £74.62 £123.86 £154.82 £180.45 £280.60
Central Greater Manchester £67.20 £101.98 £119.98 £133.32 £186.47
Central Lancs £53.67 £89.46 £109.32 £126.58 £161.10
Central London £136.52 £260.64 £302.33 £354.46 £417.02
Central Norfolk & Norwich £61.45 £92.98 £116.52 £135.36 £184.11
Chelmsford £69.04 £126.00 £151.50 £185.29 £231.92
Cheltenham £67.08 £111.83 £143.34 £174.43 £240.59
Cherwell Valley £72.50 £126.27 £157.56 £187.87 £248.35
Chesterfield £50.94 £80.55 £97.81 £113.92 £149.59
Chichester £73.58 £134.02 £168.00 £198.11 £268.03
Chilterns £73.64 £145.43 £182.45 £236.34 £344.05
Colchester £64.78 £103.56 £132.32 £161.10 £204.49
Coventry £65.65 £92.05 £111.48 £128.19 £170.67
Crawley & Reigate £79.55 £151.50 £185.81 £222.54 £309.67
Darlington £59.28 £75.00 £90.90 £107.11 £149.17
Derby £58.82 £84.75 £103.56 £117.70 £149.59
Doncaster £55.12 £78.08 £93.23 £103.56 £143.84
Dover-Shepway £59.09 £86.30 £115.07 £143.84 £168.00
Durham £63.50 £74.79 £86.30 £97.81 £138.08
East Cheshire £70.90 £103.56 £130.03 £168.00 £249.60
East Lancs £53.50 £80.03 £90.90 £103.56 £142.80
East Thames Valley £75.51 £151.50 £193.92 £244.89 £334.43
Eastbourne £67.00 £116.53 £151.50 £182.45 £235.34
Eastern Staffordshire £60.04 £81.58 £103.56 £123.58 £162.40
Exeter £74.34 £116.52 £141.24 £164.79 £218.63
Fylde Coast £61.50 £85.00 £113.92 £130.00 £150.00
Gloucester £68.18 £92.05 £122.36 £147.13 £187.14
Grantham & Newark £59.04 £75.78 £99.06 £110.72 £156.00
Greater Liverpool £57.77 £90.90 £104.60 £119.67 £156.00
Grimsby £52.50 £75.00 £92.05 £99.04 £129.47
Guildford £84.04 £170.67 £222.96 £268.03 £345.21
Halifax £64.64 £80.55 £97.81 £115.07 £149.59
Harlow & Stortford £68.08 £133.32 £164.79 £198.11 £279.69
Harrogate £68.35 £110.72 £136.93 £161.10 £216.52
Herefordshire £56.50 £92.05 £117.37 £135.19 £163.16
High Weald £77.39 £135.36 £176.56 £223.19 £336.82
Hull & East Riding £60.80 £69.73 £86.30 £103.56 £132.33
Huntingdon £63.50 £104.89 £126.00 £150.40 £198.11
Inner East London £102.09 £257.35 £302.33 £354.46 £417.02
Inner North London £97.83 £260.64 £302.33 £354.46 £417.02
Inner South East London £95.18 £204.08 £265.29 £330.72 £417.02
Inner South West London £94.38 £253.82 £302.33 £354.46 £417.02
Inner West London £110.54 £243.18 £302.33 £354.46 £417.02
Ipswich £57.34 £90.64 £111.83 £129.47 £174.43
Isle of Wight £68.50 £93.13 £121.97 £149.59 £184.11
Kendal £62.50 £96.91 £123.58 £145.67 £174.81
Kernow West £67.00 £104.89 £132.32 £151.50 £185.29
Kings Lynn £53.67 £90.64 £112.21 £129.47 £163.16
Kirklees £55.00 £80.55 £96.91 £113.92 £149.59
Lancaster £57.48 £90.90 £115.07 £132.32 £145.43
Leeds £62.48 £100.05 £122.36 £151.50 £199.94
Leicester £59.00 £86.30 £109.32 £126.58 £163.16
Lincoln £58.90 £81.58 £100.22 £115.07 £148.01
Lincolnshire Fens £58.38 £88.28 £110.67 £129.47 £153.02
Lowestoft & Great Yarmouth £64.50 £86.23 £104.89 £117.70 £149.17
Luton £62.44 £111.83 £142.44 £169.68 £204.49
Maidstone £68.28 £123.58 £157.56 £180.45 £235.41
Medway & Swale £65.66 £110.67 £138.08 £153.02 £198.11
Mendip £69.08 £93.23 £123.58 £153.02 £184.11
Mid & East Devon £66.70 £96.96 £126.31 £151.50 £192.28
Mid & West Dorset £66.70 £105.94 £136.93 £161.10 £200.09
Mid Staffs £66.70 £90.90 £113.92 £129.47 £170.67
Milton Keynes £69.73 £121.19 £151.50 £174.81 £223.63
Newbury £73.67 £123.58 £156.38 £188.33 £264.00
North Cheshire £48.87 £92.05 £109.32 £126.58 £174.81
North Cornwall & Devon Borders £66.70 £93.23 £120.06 £139.84 £168.00
North Cumbria £58.90 £80.55 £94.36 £112.77 £141.24
North Devon £63.25 £92.05 £115.07 £138.08 £168.46
North Nottingham £58.41 £72.72 £92.98 £103.56 £145.43
North West Kent £70.84 £124.69 £153.02 £174.43 £242.40
North West London £87.40 £185.81 £242.33 £303.00 £374.40
Northampton £66.32 £100.05 £126.31 £139.84 £187.14
Northants Central £52.24 £82.40 £105.94 £123.58 £164.79
Northumberland £65.65 £74.15 £87.45 £103.56 £138.08
Nottingham £66.74 £90.90 £108.26 £120.29 £151.50
Oldham & Rochdale £55.90 £83.91 £97.81 £113.92 £149.59
Outer East London £76.56 £181.80 £229.58 £286.98 £331.61
Outer North East London £75.15 £155.57 £192.62 £242.40 £312.77
Outer North London £90.64 £199.68 £255.34 £315.12 £388.65
Outer South East London £84.27 £161.02 £198.11 £242.40 £312.77
Outer South London £82.46 £167.22 £210.57 £279.14 £344.38
Outer South West London £84.91 £209.77 £280.60 £336.96 £417.02
Outer West London £82.41 £175.74 £222.96 £272.50 £318.00
Oxford £80.55 £158.90 £192.48 £230.14 £299.18
Peaks & Dales £67.93 £90.21 £110.72 £128.19 £168.00
Peterborough £57.15 £92.05 £115.07 £132.32 £168.41
Plymouth £71.21 £94.16 £122.36 £145.43 £182.45
Portsmouth £69.04 £116.53 £144.36 £172.60 £240.00
Reading £78.78 £153.02 £188.33 £221.79 £315.12
Richmond & Hambleton £68.35 £90.90 £113.92 £128.19 £161.10
Rotherham £58.50 £79.40 £96.96 £101.00 £138.08
Rugby & East £62.12 £92.06 £116.52 £134.02 £182.96
Salisbury £67.84 £115.07 £143.84 £172.60 £228.99
Scarborough £58.59 £80.55 £103.56 £124.77 £136.93
Scunthorpe £53.50 £74.59 £92.05 £104.89 £134.02
Sheffield £63.52 £94.80 £107.11 £116.53 £156.00
Shropshire £68.81 £87.41 £109.32 £129.47 £170.67
Solihull £69.05 £116.53 £149.59 £172.60 £230.14
South Cheshire £54.60 £84.84 £109.32 £126.58 £172.60
South Devon £63.50 £96.91 £128.19 £153.02 £192.24
South East Herts £74.79 £146.57 £186.46 £230.28 £293.79
South West Essex £63.50 £128.19 £161.26 £188.33 £266.65
South West Herts £78.50 £156.00 £196.96 £240.00 £358.80
Southampton £67.50 £116.53 £156.38 £184.49 £242.40
Southend £66.78 £116.52 £151.50 £186.47 £240.00
Southern Greater Manchester £57.84 £102.25 £128.19 £151.78 £200.09
Southport £69.33 £91.43 £120.82 £139.84 £172.60
St Helens £59.84 £80.55 £97.81 £113.92 £153.02
Staffordshire North £52.02 £80.55 £90.90 £109.32 £139.84
Stevenage & North Herts £72.04 £122.36 £155.37 £186.46 £238.80
Sunderland £45.00 £88.00 £97.81 £109.32 £138.08
Sussex East £69.77 £92.05 £120.29 £159.95 £195.62
Swindon £60.04 £103.44 £127.51 £157.56 £198.11
Tameside & Glossop £56.58 £86.30 £103.56 £126.58 £156.38
Taunton & West Somerset £64.14 £92.05 £120.82 £145.67 £184.11
Teesside £57.34 £83.78 £97.81 £114.00 £149.59
Thanet £63.27 £80.73 £116.52 £144.36 £172.60
Tyneside £60.00 £90.90 £103.56 £115.07 £149.59
Wakefield £55.00 £86.30 £103.56 £113.92 £151.50
Walton £84.84 £173.41 £221.72 £276.67 £382.64
Warwickshire South £69.77 £119.09 £150.36 £181.80 £246.50
West Cheshire £64.48 £99.06 £120.82 £138.08 £186.47
West Cumbria £63.25 £79.24 £92.05 £104.89 £134.02
West Pennine £62.40 £78.00 £85.00 £99.04 £137.31
West Wiltshire £67.37 £100.05 £125.94 £156.00 £204.37
Weston-S-Mare £66.50 £97.81 £122.36 £150.00 £184.11
Wigan £57.57 £80.55 £96.23 £109.32 £149.59
Winchester £75.19 £148.30 £182.45 £211.87 £312.77
Wirral £60.99 £86.30 £103.56 £126.58 £140.62
Wolds and Coast £64.67 £75.00 £93.23 £110.72 £128.47
Worcester North £61.45 £92.05 £117.70 £133.32 £176.56
Worcester South £70.32 £99.06 £128.19 £153.02 £188.33
Worthing £69.19 £120.06 £153.02 £185.29 £246.00
Yeovil £61.45 £92.05 £121.97 £145.67 £189.96
York £67.09 £98.96 £123.58 £141.24 £200.09
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