Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates have been re-set to the maximum of the 30th percentile from 1st April 2020.
This means a re-set of LHA rates, which have, in the main, been frozen since 2015. Some claimants will see a dramatic increase in their HB / UC award.
New LHA Rates here:
NOTE: The increased LHA rates will affect UC awards from the first Assessment Period that ends on or after 6th April 2020. Whilst all other increases (apart from the increased Standard Allowance) will take effect from the beginning on the first Assessment Period after 6th April 2020.
The Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) Amendment Regulations 2020