Local Housing Allowance

Local Housing Allowance is used to calculate new claims for Housing Benefit for tenants renting accommodation from a private landlord. It also affects tenants already getting Housing Benefit who move into accommodation rented from a private landlord.   If you live in council accommodation or other social housing, Local Housing Allowance will not affect you.

Local Housing Allowance rates for Argyll and Bute from 1st April 2014

Number of Bedrooms

Category

2013/2014

2014/2015

Difference

LHA Rate

(£ per week)

LHA Rate

(£ per week)

LHA Rate

(£ per week)

Shared Room Rate

S1

60.46

59.00

(1.46)

1 bedroom rate

B1

80.77

84.00

3.23

2 bedroom rate

C2

103.85

103.85

0.00

3 bedroom rate

D3

117.92

119.10

1.18

4 or more bedroom rate

E4

173.08

173.08

0.00

To find out how to work out which Local Housing Allowance rate applies to you, you can: