Local Housing Allowance rates 2016/17

Local Housing Allowance rates 2016/17

Your Local Housing Allowance rate depends on where you live, this means which 'Broad Rental Market Area' (BRMA) you live in. BRMAs are not the same as local authority areas - normally one BRMA covers a number of councils. In some cases a local authority contains two or more BRMAs, as the boundaries are not the same. Each BRMA has its own fixed rates of Local Housing Allowance.

The entitledto calculator will work out which BRMA you live in and the appropriate Local Housing Allowance rate for you.

Local Housing Allowance rates are updated annually in April. For the Local Housing Allowance rates that apply in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, from 1 April 2017 see our Local Housing Allowance rates 2017/18 page.

The table below gives the weekly Local Housing Allowance rates that applied in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.

BRMA - England Shared 1 Bedroom 2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
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 90.90 103.56 142.8
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 73.34 116.52 141.24 164.79 218.63
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
King's 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

 

BRMA - Scotland  Shared 1 Bedroom 2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
Aberdeen and Shire                        75.63 127.25 162.24 184.94 235.97
Argyll and Bute 61.36 84.23 103.56 120.29 180.00
Ayrshires 62.69 80.55 97.81 115.07 158.90
Dumfries and Galloway 59.44 80.55 97.81 108.26 129.47
Dundee and Angus 57.69 79.24 103.85 128.19 189.07
East Dunbartonshire 66.43 97.81 116.53 160.38 221.42
Fife 59.95 81.58 102.56 120.29 174.81
Forth Valley 62.38 83.91 103.56 126.57 181.80
Greater Glasgow 68.28 92.06 116.53 137.31 206.03
Highland and Islands 59.04 91.81 110.72 126.92 160.38
Lothian 68.27 116.52 145.43 186.47 276.92
North Lanarkshire 59.44 80.55 99.06 114.23 167.31
Perth and Kinross 57.69 82.40 105.94 137.31 183.46
Renfrewshire/ Inverclyde 60.00 80.55 101.26 126.57 190.80
Scottish Borders 56.96 72.00 92.05 109.31 138.46
South Lanarkshire 63.46 80.77 103.56 126.92 180.00
West Dunbartonshire 63.46 86.30 103.56 115.07 169.69
West Lothian 60.03 97.81 117.69 133.85 180.45

 

BRMA - Wales                                 Shared 1 Bedroom 2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
Blaenau Gwent                       46.03 60.00 75.00 85.85 111.57
Brecon and Radnor 45.90 69.04 92.05 109.32 120.82
Bridgend 55.23 80.55 103.56 115.06 149.59
Caerphilly 51.50 73.64 92.05 103.56 136.25
Cardiff 55.78 103.56 126.92 150.00 190.38
Carmarthenshire 50.00 72.98 92.05 103.56 126.58
Ceredigion 62.50 89.28 99.39 116.32 138.08
Flintshire 57.50 81.36 111.57 127.85 170.67
Merthyr Cynon 46.03 67.76 80.55 87.75 119.67
Monmouthshire 54.60 89.75 115.07 136.93 172.60
Neath Port Talbot 51.02 79.78 91.81 101.11 120.82
Newport 55.05 85.85 103.56 119.71 158.05
North Clwyd 55.12 80.00 103.56 123.58 149.59
North Powys 50.00 65.76 86.00 101.11 126.58
North West Wales 58.11 71.41 91.43 110.41 132.33
Pembrokeshire 57.50 77.50 97.81 120.82 148.44
South Gwynedd 56.00 66.31 84.21 97.81 110.00
Swansea 57.34 92.97 105.94 115.07 153.02
Taff Rhondda 46.03 67.50 86.30 91.31 126.58
Torfaen 48.33 78.25 97.81 110.41 131.64
Vale of Glamorgan 52.30 92.05 115.07 128.27 159.95
West Cheshire 64.48 99.06 120.82 138.08 186.47
Wrexham 65.65 84.21 105.94 123.58 156.89

 

BRMA - Northern Ireland              Shared 1 Bedroom 2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms

Belfast

(BT1 - BT16)

42.15 83.65 92.44 101.90 118.51

Lough Neagh Upper

(BT29, BT36-BT46, BT80)

48.45 69.85 85.70 93.27 104.48

Lough Neagh Lower

(BT25, BT62-BT71)

43.63 66.94 77.92 89.43 106.83

North

(BT51-BT57)

37.90 65.47 83.17 89.42 97.66

North West

(BT47-BT49, BT82)

50.52 74.31 89.53 99.60 108.13

South

(BT32, BT34-35, BT60-61, BT68)

45.80 58.72 79.99 88.44 99.58

South East

(BT17-24, BT26-28, BT30-31, BT33)

52.09 77.96 93.09 102.92 120.93

South West

(BT74-79, BT81, BT92-94)

45.70 59.40 76.07 87.10 96.79

 

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