Local Housing Allowance rates

Anyone who rents their home from a private landlord and makes a successful claim for housing benefit will have their benefit worked out using the Local Housing Allowance rates.

Local Housing Allowance is a way of working out Housing Benefit for private tenants. The Local Housing Allowance rate is set by the government and provides the "maximum allowance" for households. From 1 April 2024 the Local Housing Allowance Rates have been increased.

Weekly Local Housing Allowance Rates

Accommodation size

1 April 2024 – 31 March 2025

1 April 2023 - 31 March 2024

Shared accommodation



1 bedroom accommodation



2-bedroom accommodation



3-bedroom accommodation



4-bedroom accommodation



The maximum rate is four bedrooms, even if a household would be entitled to more than four bedrooms.

If the rent is less than the Housing Benefit, the maximum Housing Benefit will be the same as the rent charged.

Benefits service

Address: Broadgate House
Customer Service Centre

Telephone: 024 7683 1800