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Revised Local Housing Allowance Rates 2020-2021

Revised Local Housing Allowance Rates 2020-2021

The Local Housing Allowance determines the maximum amount of rent payable to private sector tenants through Housing Benefit or the Housing Element of Universal Credit. Enhanced financial support is being provided to claimants by increasing the maximum amount of weekly help they can receive towards their rent from 1st April 2020.

There is no need to make an application. New maximum Housing Allowance rates will be applied automatically to existing and new claims.

Please see the table below to summarise the new weekly rates that apply for Braintree District. To find out what area your property falls, please refer to the DirectGov website.

Weekly maximum Local Housing Allowance amounts and bedroom need:

Colchester

Shared

rate

1 bed

2 bed

3 bed

4 bed

(capped)

Pre Covid 19 Rate

£65.88

£108.48

£138.61

£168.75

£214.20

New rate

£71.34

£120.82

£158.79

£195.62

£253.15

 

Chelmsford

Shared

rate

1 bed

2 bed

3 bed

4 bed

(capped)

Pre Covid 19 Rate

£74.53

£131.99

£163.46

£199.92

£250.23

New rate

£90.10

£149.59

£182.96

£226.68

£298.03

 

 

 

Bury

Shared

rate

1 bed

2 bed

3 bed

4 bed

(capped)

Pre Covid 19 Rate

£69.20

£107.11

£136.28

£162.23

£226.26

New rate

£82.85

£120.82

£149.59

£184.11

£276.16

 

Cambridge

Shared

rate

1 bed

2 bed

3 bed

4 bed

(capped)

Pre Covid 19 Rate

£81.89

£135.99

£156.40

£181.75

£242.43

New rate

£97.00

£178.36

£195.62

£218.63

£299.18