Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction
If you rent your home and have a low income, or get welfare benefits, you may be entitled to Housing Benefit.
If you rent your home from a private landlord, Local Housing Allowance (LHA) will be used to calculate the amount of Housing Benefit that you can receive.
A number of changes to the rules on LHA and Housing Benefit have been introduced over the past few years. Our advice pages are updated as changes are implemented, but a summary of the changes can be found here.
Tenants and homeowners who are having difficulty paying their council tax may be eligible for some support through the Council Tax Reduction (CTR) scheme.
If you get some Housing Benefit but are having difficulty paying the rest of your rent yourself, you may be able to get a discretionary housing payment