Published after reforms to the Local Housing Allowance setting process made in 2011, this data relates to private rented housing across Cambridgeshire and West Suffolk.
Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is the housing benefit for households in the private rented sector.
The data looks at the impact of two reforms to LHA rates. Prior to 2011, LHA was based on the median market rent for a Broad Rental Market Area (BRMA). The Cambridge sub-region is mostly covered by 5 BRMAs. Within each area, half the rents were below the set LHA rate and half were more expensive. In 2011 LHA was reduced to the 30th percentile market rent meaning 30% of rents are below this level.
The data attempts to project the impact of these changes into the future, looking up to the end of 2016.
The URI's for West Suffolk are as follows http://statistics.data.gov.uk/doc/statistical-geography/E07000201 and http://statistics.data.gov.uk/doc/statistical-geography/E07000204.
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Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 00:00 to Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 00:00
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