Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates applicable from April 2014 – March 2015

The April 2014 – March 2015 LHA rates are set out below.

These rates will not appear on LHA-Direct before 18 March 2014.

Any policy enquiries should be directed to the Department for Work and Pensions.

New LHA effective from April 2014
BRMA Room 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed
Ashford £66.44 £117.91 £139.84 £161.54 £221.42
Aylesbury £72.04 £122.36 £151.50 £190.80 £288.46
Barnsley £58.50 £72.00 £86.54 £95.95 £137.31
Barrow-in-Furness £62.62 £75.00 £92.06 £109.62 £137.31
Basingstoke £65.55 £132.69 £160.38 £190.38 £256.39
Bath £72.26 £134.40 £165.57 £190.80 £289.01
Bedford £63.46 £102.00 £128.19 £154.83 £207.00
Birmingham £56.77 £97.89 £119.10 £126.92 £166.74
Black Country £60.00 £86.54 £103.85 £119.10 £150.00
Blackwater Valley £76.85 £139.84 £174.81 £208.61 £300.00
Bolton and Bury £46.80 £80.77 £98.08 £114.23 £150.00
Bournemouth £64.83 £122.36 £151.50 £186.92 £252.69
Bradford & South Dales £58.27 £80.77 £98.08 £110.72 £122.36
Brighton and Hove £79.48 £151.50 £190.57 £228.00 £326.31
Bristol £66.70 £116.53 £145.67 £168.98 £233.01
Bury St Edmunds £63.50 £101.24 £125.06 £148.87 £207.69
Cambridge £79.72 £124.80 £139.35 £166.78 £216.00
Canterbury £73.88 £119.10 £148.87 £178.66 £269.81
Central Greater Manchester £64.62 £98.06 £115.37 £128.19 £184.62
Central Lancs £53.14 £88.57 £110.72 £126.92 £161.54
Central London £131.27 £258.06 £299.34 £350.95 £412.89
Central Norfolk & Norwich £59.09 £92.06 £115.37 £134.02 £184.62
Chelmsford £69.27 £121.15 £150.00 £183.46 £229.62
Cheltenham £68.64 £110.72 £141.92 £172.70 £238.21
Cherwell Valley £70.70 £121.41 £156.00 £180.64 £238.80
Chesterfield £50.44 £81.58 £98.08 £113.54 £150.00
Chichester £72.85 £132.69 £161.54 £196.15 £265.38
Chilterns £75.25 £139.84 £180.64 £227.25 £346.15
Colchester £64.14 £103.62 £131.01 £160.38 £202.47
Coventry £65.00 £92.06 £110.38 £126.92 £168.98
Crawley & Reigate £78.76 £145.67 £178.66 £220.34 £306.60
Darlington £57.00 £75.00 £91.15 £106.05 £147.69
Derby £58.24 £83.91 £103.85 £116.53 £155.77
Doncaster £53.00 £77.31 £92.31 £103.85 £142.93
Dover-Shepway £58.50 £86.54 £115.38 £144.23 £161.54
Durham £67.60 £75.00 £86.54 £98.08 £138.46
East Cheshire £74.54 £103.85 £131.01 £161.54 £240.00
East Lancs £53.50 £79.24 £90.00 £103.85 £137.31
East Thames Valley £75.51 £150.00 £192.00 £235.47 £321.57
Eastbourne £66.66 £115.38 £150.00 £180.64 £226.29
Eastern Staffordshire £57.73 £80.77 £103.85 £122.36 £160.79
Exeter £73.60 £115.37 £139.84 £163.16 £219.23
Fylde Coast £60.39 £85.00 £114.23 £130.15 £150.00
Gloucester £67.50 £91.15 £121.15 £145.67 £185.29
Grantham & Newark £56.77 £75.03 £98.08 £109.62 £150.00
Greater Liverpool £55.55 £91.38 £103.85 £121.15 £150.00
Grimsby £53.50 £75.00 £92.31 £98.06 £128.19
Guildford £80.81 £168.98 £214.38 £265.38 £346.15
Halifax £64.00 £80.77 £98.08 £115.38 £150.00
Harlow & Stortford £68.50 £128.19 £163.16 £196.15 £276.92
Harrogate £67.67 £109.62 £137.31 £160.38 £214.38
Herefordshire £55.42 £91.15 £117.69 £133.85 £161.54
High Weald £76.62 £134.02 £174.81 £214.61 £333.49
Hull & East Riding £58.46 £69.23 £86.23 £103.85 £132.86
Huntingdon £64.14 £103.85 £121.15 £144.62 £196.15
Inner East London £98.16 £254.80 £299.34 £350.95 £412.89
Inner North London £94.07 £258.06 £299.34 £350.95 £412.89
Inner South East London £91.52 £196.23 £255.09 £318.00 £412.89
Inner South West London £90.75 £244.06 £299.34 £350.95 £412.89
Inner West London £106.29 £233.83 £299.34 £350.95 £412.89
Ipswich £56.77 £89.74 £110.72 £128.19 £172.70
Isle of Wight £68.50 £92.31 £121.15 £150.00 £184.62
Kendal £62.50 £95.95 £122.36 £144.23 £173.08
Kernow West £66.43 £103.85 £131.01 £150.00 £183.46
Kings Lynn £51.61 £89.74 £111.10 £128.19 £161.54
Kirklees £55.00 £80.42 £95.95 £114.23 £148.87
Lancaster £55.27 £91.15 £114.23 £131.01 £139.84
Leeds £63.96 £99.06 £121.15 £150.00 £197.96
Leicester £59.00 £86.54 £109.62 £126.92 £161.54
Lincoln £58.32 £80.77 £99.23 £114.23 £146.54
Lincolnshire Fens £57.80 £87.41 £109.57 £128.19 £151.50
Lowestoft & Great Yarmouth £66.00 £85.38 £103.85 £116.53 £147.69
Luton £60.04 £110.72 £141.03 £168.00 £202.47
Maidstone £67.60 £122.36 £151.50 £178.66 £233.08
Medway & Swale £63.13 £109.57 £136.97 £151.50 £196.15
Mendip £68.50 £92.31 £122.36 £151.50 £183.97
Mid & East Devon £66.04 £96.00 £125.06 £150.00 £190.38
Mid & West Dorset £66.04 £104.89 £137.31 £161.31 £198.11
Mid Staffs £66.04 £90.00 £114.23 £128.19 £168.98
Milton Keynes £69.27 £116.53 £145.67 £173.08 £221.42
Newbury £70.84 £122.36 £154.83 £186.47 £253.85
North Cheshire £49.50 £92.31 £109.57 £126.92 £173.08
North Cornwall & Devon Borders £66.04 £92.31 £118.87 £138.46 £161.54
North Cumbria £58.32 £80.77 £93.46 £111.92 £139.84
North Devon £62.62 £91.15 £115.38 £137.31 £161.98
North Nottingham £56.16 £72.00 £92.06 £103.85 £139.84
North West Kent £68.12 £123.46 £151.50 £172.70 £233.08
North West London £84.04 £183.97 £233.01 £300.00 £360.00
Northampton £63.77 £99.06 £125.06 £138.46 £185.29
Northants Central £57.00 £81.58 £104.89 £122.36 £163.16
Northumberland £65.00 £73.42 £87.41 £103.85 £138.46
Nottingham £68.68 £91.15 £107.19 £119.10 £150.00
Oldham & Rochdale £57.73 £83.08 £98.08 £114.23 £150.00
Outer East London £73.62 £180.00 £220.75 £275.94 £318.86
Outer North East London £72.26 £154.83 £190.96 £233.08 £309.67
Outer North London £87.15 £192.00 £245.52 £303.00 £384.80
Outer South East London £81.03 £154.83 £196.15 £233.08 £309.67
Outer South London £79.29 £160.79 £202.47 £268.40 £331.13
Outer South West London £81.64 £207.69 £269.81 £324.00 £407.85
Outer West London £79.24 £168.98 £214.38 £262.02 £305.77
Oxford £80.81 £157.33 £190.57 £228.00 £303.00
Peaks & Dales £68.12 £89.32 £109.62 £126.92 £161.54
Peterborough £56.58 £91.15 £114.23 £131.01 £166.74
Plymouth £70.50 £93.23 £121.15 £139.84 £180.64
Portsmouth £68.50 £115.38 £142.93 £172.70 £230.77
Reading £75.75 £151.50 £186.47 £213.26 £303.00
Richmond & Hambleton £67.67 £91.15 £113.15 £126.92 £161.54
Rotherham £58.50 £80.00 £96.00 £101.38 £138.46
Rugby & East £61.50 £91.15 £115.37 £132.69 £183.46
Salisbury £67.17 £115.38 £144.23 £173.08 £229.62
Scarborough £56.34 £80.77 £103.85 £123.53 £137.31
Scunthorpe £53.50 £73.85 £92.31 £103.85 £132.69
Sheffield £63.77 £91.15 £106.05 £115.38 £150.00
Shropshire £69.23 £86.54 £109.62 £128.19 £168.98
Solihull £68.50 £115.38 £148.87 £172.70 £238.21
South Cheshire £52.50 £84.00 £111.53 £128.19 £173.08
South Devon £63.50 £95.95 £126.92 £151.50 £190.34
South East Herts £77.17 £145.12 £184.61 £221.42 £290.88
South West Essex £65.65 £126.92 £159.66 £186.47 £256.39
South West Herts £78.50 £150.00 £189.38 £230.77 £345.00
Southampton £67.20 £115.38 £154.83 £183.46 £233.08
Southend £67.96 £115.37 £150.00 £184.62 £230.77
Southern Greater Manchester £55.62 £101.24 £126.92 £145.94 £198.11
Southport £66.66 £90.52 £121.15 £138.46 £173.08
St Helens £60.00 £80.77 £98.08 £114.23 £151.50
Staffordshire North £50.02 £80.00 £91.15 £109.62 £138.46
Stevenage & North Herts £69.27 £121.15 £153.83 £184.61 £229.62
Sunderland £45.00 £88.57 £99.92 £109.62 £144.23
Sussex East £67.09 £92.31 £119.10 £160.38 £196.15
Swindon £57.73 £102.42 £126.25 £151.50 £196.15
Tameside & Glossop £57.69 £86.54 £103.85 £126.92 £154.83
Taunton & West Somerset £63.50 £92.31 £121.15 £144.23 £183.46
Teesside £56.77 £80.56 £97.68 £114.23 £150.00
Thanet £60.84 £80.77 £115.37 £142.93 £173.08
Tyneside £60.00 £91.15 £103.14 £115.37 £150.00
Wakefield £54.81 £86.54 £103.85 £114.23 £150.00
Walton £84.00 £166.74 £213.19 £273.93 £367.92
Warwickshire South £67.09 £117.91 £148.87 £180.00 £237.02
West Cheshire £62.00 £98.08 £121.15 £138.46 £184.62
West Cumbria £62.62 £78.46 £92.31 £103.85 £132.69
West Pennine £60.00 £75.00 £85.00 £98.06 £137.31
West Wiltshire £66.70 £99.06 £124.69 £150.00 £202.35
Weston-S-Mare £66.63 £98.08 £121.15 £151.50 £183.46
Wigan £57.73 £80.77 £95.28 £109.62 £151.50
Winchester £72.30 £146.83 £180.64 £209.77 £309.67
Wirral £63.50 £86.54 £103.85 £126.92 £139.23
Wolds and Coast £62.18 £75.00 £92.31 £109.62 £123.53
Worcester North £60.84 £92.06 £116.53 £128.19 £174.81
Worcester South £69.62 £98.08 £126.92 £151.50 £186.47
Worthing £68.50 £118.87 £151.50 £183.46 £236.54
Yeovil £60.84 £91.15 £121.15 £144.23 £188.08
York £66.43 £100.38 £122.36 £139.84 £198.11

Downloadable LHA tables

The downloadable documents show the method used to produce the Local Housing Allowance rates in accordance with statute. The monthly figures are for illustrative purposes only. They have been converted from the weekly LHA rates.

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The LHA tables explained

Table One

The LHA rates applicable from April 2013 to March 2014 are shown here.

Table Two

The 30th percentile figures shown here are derived from twelve months worth of lettings information collected up to the end of September 2013.

Table Three

The rates in Table One uplifted by 4% or 1% are shown here.

Table Four

The resulting LHA rates effective from April 2014 are shown here.

How the LHA has been calculated is shown on the LHA Factsheet

Lettings Research

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