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LHA Cap - potential loss to tenants

Thanks to information provided by members, the SFHA has undertaken an assessment of the risks posed by the capping of social rents and local housing allowance levels.


In his Autumn Statement of 2015, the then Chancellor, George Osborne MP announced a policy to cap the amount of rent that Housing Benefit (HB) will cover in
the social rented sector at the relevant ‘Local Housing Allowance’ (LHA) rate, which currently only applies to the private rented sector.

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