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Local Housing Allowance Rates: 2021-2022

Published: 29 Jan 2021

These tables show the rates of Local Housing Allowance (LHA) for 2021 to 2022 and how they were calculated.

Published:
29 Jan 2021
Local Housing Allowance Rates: 2021-2022

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) was introduced in 2008 to provide Housing Benefit entitlement for tenants renting private-sector accommodation in Scotland, England, and Wales. Its introduction meant significant changes to the way Housing Benefit levels were calculated and how benefit was paid. It did not replace Housing Benefit.  It was just a different way of calculating entitlement under the existing Housing Benefit scheme. The LHA was based on the 30th percentile of local rented accommodation with restrictions being brought in over the years.

LHA rates relate to the area in which the housing-benefit claim is made. These areas are called "Broad Rental Market Areas" (BRMAs), defined as "where a person could reasonably be expected to live taking into account access to facilities and services", and a selection of rents in the area are used to determine the LHA for each category of housing in the area. The rates are shown on a weekly basis and are published once a year in accordance with legislation.

The Rent Officer maintains rental information for each category of LHA rates. Mathematical calculations are applied to the list of rents to determine the LHA rates.

However for this year (2021-22) all rates have been frozen at the rate last determined on 31st March 2020. This was the 30th percentile at that time.

The April 2021 – March 2022 LHA rates are set out below.

Any policy enquiries should be directed to the Department for Work and Pensions.

Weekly Scottish LHA report for April 2021 to March 2022 and effective from 1st April 2021

BRMA Name

1 Bedroom

Shared

1

Bedroom

2

Bedrooms

3

Bedrooms

4

Bedrooms

Aberdeen and Shire

£74.79

£97.81

£136.93

£172.60

£230.14

Argyll and Bute

£72.74

£86.30

£115.07

£126.58

£207.12

Ayrshires (including East, North and South Ayrshire )

£76.99

£80.55

£97.81

£115.07

£159.95

Dumfries and Galloway

£59.84

£85.15

£103.56

£115.03

£155.34

Dundee and Angus

£69.04

£84.00

£115.07

£149.59

£241.64

East Dunbartonshire

£71.34

£103.56

£136.93

£182.96

£298.03

Fife

£70.19

£86.30

£109.32

£132.33

£195.62

Forth Valley (including Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling)

£74.12

£90.90

£115.07

£149.59

£218.63

Greater Glasgow

£80.55

£113.92

£149.59

£172.60

£322.19

Highland and Islands( including Highland, Moray, Orkney, Western Isles(Eilean Siar),Shetland)

£74.79

£97.81

£126.58

£146.14

£184.11

Lothian (Including City of Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian)

£94.82

£158.79

£189.86

£253.15

£390.08

North Lanarkshire

£65.59

£82.85

£103.56

£113.92

£182.96

Perth and Kinross

£65.01

£92.05

£115.07

£149.59

£205.97

Renfrewshire/ Inverclyde

£67.66

£80.55

£103.56

£126.58

£230.14

Scottish Borders

£62.14

£74.79

£97.81

£120.82

£184.11

South Lanarkshire

£69.04

£86.30

£109.32

£143.84

£218.63

West Dunbartonshire

£69.04

£86.30

£103.56

£126.58

£218.63

West Lothian

£69.04

£112.77

£138.08

£159.95

£218.63

Downloadable LHA tables

The downloadable documents show the method used to produce the Local Housing Allowance rates in accordance with statute.

  • Download the LHA rates as a .csv file (see bottom of page).

LHA Methodology

The tables below show the method used to produce the Local Housing Allowance rates in accordance with statute.

Column Two

The LHA rates applicable from April 2020 to March 2021 are shown.

Column Three

The 30th percentile figures shown here are derived from twelve cumulative months of lettings information collected up to the end of September 2020, the shadow 30th percentile.

Column Four

The resulting LHA rates effective from 1st April 2021 are shown which are frozen at the rate last determined on 31st March 2020.

 

 

 

BRMA

 

LHA rate from April 2020 – March 2021

30th percentile market rents September 2020

LHA rates for April 2021 - March 2022 

Aberdeen and Shire

 

 

 

1 Bedroom Shared

£74.79

£74.79 

£74.79

1 Bedroom

£97.81

£97.81

£97.81

2 Bedroom

£136.93

£136.93

£136.93

3 Bedroom

£172.60

£172.60

£172.60

4 Bedroom

£230.14

£230.14

£230.14

Argyll and Bute

 

 

 

1 Bedroom Shared

£72.74

£72.34

£72.74

1 Bedroom

£86.30

£88.60

£86.30

2 Bedroom

£115.07

£120.82

£115.07

3 Bedroom

£126.58

£138.08

£126.58

4 Bedroom

£207.12

£212.88

£207.12

Ayrshires

 

 

 

1 Bedroom Shared

£76.99

£63.29

£76.99

1 Bedroom

£80.55

£80.55

£80.55

2 Bedroom

£97.81

£97.81

£97.81

3 Bedroom

£115.07

£115.07

£115.07

4 Bedroom

£159.95

£159.95

£159.95

Dumfries and Galloway

 

 

 

1 Bedroom Shared

£59.84

£64.44

£59.84

1 Bedroom

£85.15

£86.30

£85.15

2 Bedroom

£103.56

£103.56

£103.56

3 Bedroom

£115.03

£115.07

£115.03

4 Bedroom

£155.34

£155.34

£155.34

Dundee and Angus

 

 

 

1 Bedroom Shared

£69.04

£66.74

£69.04

1 Bedroom

£84.00

£85.15

£84.00

2 Bedroom

£115.07

£115.07

£115.07

3 Bedroom

£149.59

£149.59

£149.59

4 Bedroom

£241.64

£253.15

£241.64

East Dunbartonshire

 

 

 

1 Bedroom Shared

£71.34

£71.99

£71.34

1 Bedroom

£103.56

£109.32

£103.56

2 Bedroom

£136.93

£136.93

£136.93

3 Bedroom

£182.96

£195.62

£182.96

4 Bedroom

£298.03

£298.03

£298.03

Fife

 

 

 

1 Bedroom Shared

£70.19

£75.95

£70.19

1 Bedroom

£86.30

£87.45

£86.30

2 Bedroom

£109.32

£109.32

£109.32

3 Bedroom

£132.33

£132.33

£132.33

4 Bedroom

£195.62

£195.62

£195.62

Forth Valley

 

 

 

1 Bedroom Shared

£74.12

£80.55

£74.12

1 Bedroom

£90.90

£90.90

£90.90

2 Bedroom

£115.07

£118.52

£115.07

3 Bedroom

£149.59

£155.34

£149.59

4 Bedroom

£218.63

£224.38

£218.63

Greater Glasgow

 

 

 

1 Bedroom Shared

£80.55

£80.55

£80.55

1 Bedroom

£113.92

£113.92

£113.92

2 Bedroom

£149.59

£149.59

£149.59

3 Bedroom

£172.60

£172.60

£172.60

4 Bedroom

£322.19

£322.19

£322.19

Highlands and Islands

 

 

 

1 Bedroom Shared

£74.79

£77.10

£74.79

1 Bedroom

£97.81

£103.56

£97.81

2 Bedroom

£126.58

£126.58

£126.58

3 Bedroom

£146.14

£149.59

£146.14

4 Bedroom

£184.11

£184.11

£184.11

Lothian

 

 

 

1 Bedroom Shared

£94.82

£94.82

£94.82

1 Bedroom

£158.79

£158.79

£158.79

2 Bedroom

£189.86

£189.86

£189.86

3 Bedroom

£253.15

£253.15

£253.15

4 Bedroom

£390.08

£390.08

£390.08

North Lanarkshire

 

 

 

1 Bedroom Shared

£65.59

£65.59

£65.59

1 Bedroom

£82.85

£86.30

£82.85

2 Bedroom

£103.56

£103.56

£103.56

3 Bedroom

£113.92

£114.49

£113.92

4 Bedroom

£182.96

£182.96

£182.96

Perth and Kinross

 

 

 

1 Bedroom Shared

£65.01

£69.04

£65.01

1 Bedroom

£92.05

£92.05

£92.05

2 Bedroom

£115.07

£115.07

£115.07

3 Bedroom

£149.59

£155.34

£149.59

4 Bedroom

£205.97

£207.12

£205.97

Renfrewshire/

Inverclyde

 

 

 

1 Bedroom Shared

£67.66

£69.04

£67.66

1 Bedroom

£80.55

£81.70

£80.55

2 Bedroom

£103.56

£103.56

£103.56

3 Bedroom

£126.58

£126.58

£126.58

4 Bedroom

£230.14

£218.63

£230.14

Scottish Borders

 

 

 

1 Bedroom Shared

£62.14

£62.83

£62.14

1 Bedroom

£74.79

£75.95

£74.79

2 Bedroom

£97.81

£103.56

£97.81

3 Bedroom

£120.82

£121.97

£120.82

4 Bedroom

£184.11

£184.11

£184.11

South Lanarkshire

 

 

 

1 Bedroom Shared

£69.04

£69.04

£69.04

1 Bedroom

£86.30

£88.60

£86.30

2 Bedroom

£109.32

£109.32

£109.32

3 Bedroom

£143.84

£143.84

£143.84

4 Bedroom

£218.63

£212.88

£218.63

West Dunbartonshire

 

 

 

1 Bedroom Shared

£69.04

£72.95

£69.04

1 Bedroom

£86.30

£86.30

£86.30

2 Bedroom

£103.56

£103.56

£103.56

3 Bedroom

£126.58

£126.58

£126.58

4 Bedroom

£218.63

£204.82

£218.63

West Lothian

 

 

 

1 Bedroom Shared

£69.04

£69.04

£69.04

1 Bedroom

£112.77

£113.92

£112.77

2 Bedroom

£138.08

£138.08

£138.08

3 Bedroom

£159.95

£161.10

£159.95

4 Bedroom

£218.63

£228.99

£218.63

 

LHA rates 2021-2022

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