Local Housing Allowance linked to the Consumer Price Index

Housing Benefit (HB) - Local Housing Allowances(LHA) for private sector landlords are to be uprated on the basis of Consumer Price Index (CPI)

From April 2013 LHA rates are set annually on the basis of CPI inflation rather than monthly by reference to local rents. As CPI excludes housing costs and rent inflation it therefore generally runs at a much lower rate than normal inflation.