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2018 No. 1332

Housing

The Rent Officers (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit Functions) (Amendment) Order 2018

Made

11th December 2018

Laid before Parliament

12th December 2018

Coming into force

25th January 2019

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 122(1) and (6) of the Housing Act 1996(1).

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Rent Officers (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit Functions) (Amendment) Order 2018 and comes into force on 25th January 2019.

Amendment of the Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) Order 1997

2.—(1) Schedule 3B (broad rental market area determinations and local housing allowance determinations) of the Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) Order 1997(2) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 2 (local housing allowance for category of dwelling in paragraph 1)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (2B)(a) for “lower of the amounts set out in sub-paragraph (3A)(a) and (b)” substitute “lowest of the amounts set out in sub-paragraph (3A)(a), (b) and (c)”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (3A)—

(i)after paragraph (a) omit “and”;

(ii)for the table in paragraph (b) substitute—

1. Category of dwelling as defined in the following paragraphs of this Schedule2. Maximum local housing allowance for that category of dwelling
paragraph (1)(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)£276.51
paragraph (1)(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)£276.51
paragraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)£320.74
paragraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)£376.04
paragraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)£442.42

(iii)after paragraph (b) insert–

; and

(c)

the rent at the 30th percentile determined in accordance with sub-paragraphs (4) to (8)..

(3) For the table in paragraph 5A substitute—

1. Broad rental market area2. Category of dwelling as defined in the following paragraphs of this Schedule
AshfordParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
AshfordParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
AshfordParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
AshfordParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
AshfordParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
AylesburyParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
AylesburyParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
AylesburyParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
BasingstokeParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
BasingstokeParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
BathParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
BathParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
BathParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
BathParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
BedfordParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
BedfordParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
BedfordParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
BedfordParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
BedfordParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
BirminghamParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
BirminghamParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
BirminghamParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Black CountryParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Blackwater ValleyParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Blaenau GwentParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Bolton and BuryParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Bolton and BuryParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Bolton and BuryParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
BournemouthParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
BournemouthParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Bradford & South DalesParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Brecon and RadnorParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Brighton and HoveParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Brighton and HoveParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Brighton and HoveParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Brighton and HoveParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
BristolParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
BristolParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
BristolParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
BristolParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
BristolParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Bury St EdmundsParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Bury St EdmundsParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
CaerphillyParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
CambridgeParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
CambridgeParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
CambridgeParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
CambridgeParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
CanterburyParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
CanterburyParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
CanterburyParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
CarmarthenshireParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Central Greater ManchesterParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Central Greater ManchesterParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Central Greater ManchesterParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Central LancsParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Central LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Central LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Central LondonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Central LondonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Central Norfolk & NorwichParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Central Norfolk & NorwichParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Central Norfolk & NorwichParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
ChelmsfordParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
ChelmsfordParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
ChelmsfordParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
ChelmsfordParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
ChelmsfordParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Cherwell ValleyParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Cherwell ValleyParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
ChichesterParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
ChichesterParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
ChilternsParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
ChilternsParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
ChilternsParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
ChilternsParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
ColchesterParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
ColchesterParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
ColchesterParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
ColchesterParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
CoventryParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
CoventryParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
CoventryParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
CoventryParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Crawley & ReigateParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Crawley & ReigateParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Crawley & ReigateParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Crawley & ReigateParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Crawley & ReigateParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
DarlingtonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Dover-ShepwayParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Dover-ShepwayParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
East CheshireParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
East Thames ValleyParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
East Thames ValleyParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
East Thames ValleyParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
East Thames ValleyParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
EastbourneParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
EastbourneParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
EastbourneParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
EastbourneParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Eastern StaffordshireParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
FlintshireParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
GloucesterParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
GloucesterParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
GloucesterParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
GloucesterParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Grantham & NewarkParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Grantham & NewarkParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
GuildfordParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
GuildfordParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
GuildfordParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Harlow & StortfordParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Harlow & StortfordParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Harlow & StortfordParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Harlow & StortfordParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
HerefordshireParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
HerefordshireParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
High WealdParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
High WealdParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
High WealdParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
HuntingdonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
HuntingdonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
HuntingdonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
HuntingdonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Inner East LondonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Inner East LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Inner East LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Inner East LondonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Inner East LondonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Inner North LondonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Inner North LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Inner North LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Inner North LondonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Inner North LondonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Inner South East LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Inner South East LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Inner South East LondonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Inner South East LondonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Inner South West LondonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Inner South West LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Inner South West LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Inner South West LondonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Inner South West LondonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Inner West LondonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Inner West LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Inner West LondonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Inner West LondonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
IpswichParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
IpswichParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
IpswichParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
IpswichParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
IpswichParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
KendalParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
KendalParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Kernow WestParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Kings LynnParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Kings LynnParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Kings LynnParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
LancasterParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
LeicesterParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
LeicesterParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Lincolnshire FensParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Lincolnshire FensParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Lincolnshire FensParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Lincolnshire FensParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
LutonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
LutonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
LutonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
LutonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
LutonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
MaidstoneParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
MaidstoneParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
MaidstoneParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
MaidstoneParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Medway & SwaleParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Medway & SwaleParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Medway & SwaleParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Medway & SwaleParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
MendipParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
MendipParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Merthyr CynonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Mid & East DevonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Mid & West DorsetParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Mid StaffsParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Milton KeynesParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Milton KeynesParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Milton KeynesParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Milton KeynesParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
MonmouthshireParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Neath Port TalbotParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
NewburyParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
NewburyParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
NewburyParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
NewburyParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
North CheshireParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
North ClwydParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
North Cornwall & Devon BordersParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
North DevonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
North West KentParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
North West KentParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
North West KentParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
North West KentParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
North West KentParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
North West LondonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
North West LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
North West LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
North West LondonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
North West WalesParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
NorthamptonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
NorthamptonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
NorthamptonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
NorthamptonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
NorthamptonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Northants CentralParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Northants CentralParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Northants CentralParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Northants CentralParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Northants CentralParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
NorthumberlandParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
NottinghamParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
NottinghamParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Outer East LondonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Outer East LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Outer East LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Outer East LondonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Outer East LondonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Outer North East LondonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Outer North East LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Outer North East LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Outer North East LondonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Outer North East LondonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Outer North LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Outer North LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Outer North LondonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Outer South East LondonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Outer South East LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Outer South East LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Outer South East LondonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Outer South East LondonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Outer South LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Outer South LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Outer South LondonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Outer South West LondonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Outer South West LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Outer West LondonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Outer West LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Outer West LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Outer West LondonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
OxfordParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
OxfordParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
PembrokeshireParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
PeterboroughParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
PeterboroughParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
PeterboroughParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
PeterboroughParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
PlymouthParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
PortsmouthParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
PortsmouthParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
PortsmouthParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
ReadingParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
ReadingParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
ReadingParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
RotherhamParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Rugby & EastParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Rugby & EastParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Rugby & EastParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Rugby & EastParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Rugby & EastParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
SalisburyParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
SalisburyParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
ScarboroughParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
SolihullParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
South CheshireParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
South East HertsParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
South East HertsParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
South East HertsParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
South GwyneddParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
South West EssexParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
South West EssexParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
South West EssexParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
South West EssexParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
South West HertsParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
South West HertsParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
South West HertsParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
South West HertsParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
SouthamptonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
SouthamptonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
SouthamptonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
SouthendParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
SouthendParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
SouthendParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
SouthendParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Southern Greater ManchesterParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Southern Greater ManchesterParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Southern Greater ManchesterParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Southern Greater ManchesterParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Southern Greater ManchesterParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Staffordshire NorthParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Staffordshire NorthParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Stevenage & North HertsParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Stevenage & North HertsParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Stevenage & North HertsParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Stevenage & North HertsParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
SunderlandParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Sussex EastParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Sussex EastParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Sussex EastParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Sussex EastParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
SwindonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
SwindonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
SwindonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
SwindonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
SwindonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Taff RhonddaParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Taunton & West SomersetParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
ThanetParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
ThanetParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
ThanetParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
TorfaenParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
TynesideParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Vale of GlamorganParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
WaltonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
WaltonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Warwickshire SouthParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Warwickshire SouthParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Warwickshire SouthParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Warwickshire SouthParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
West CumbriaParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
West WiltshireParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
West WiltshireParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
West WiltshireParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
West WiltshireParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Weston-Super-MareParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Weston-Super-MareParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
WinchesterParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
WinchesterParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
WinchesterParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Worcester SouthParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Worcester SouthParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
WorthingParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
WorthingParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
WorthingParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
WorthingParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
YeovilParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms).

Amendment of the Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) (Scotland) Order 1997

3.—(1) Schedule 3B (broad rental market area determinations and local housing allowance determinations) of the Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) (Scotland) Order 1997(3) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 2 (local housing allowance for category of dwelling in paragraph 1)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (2A) for “other than Lothian and East Dunbartonshire” substitute “not listed in column 1 of the table in paragraph 5A”;

(b)for sub-paragraph (2B) substitute—

(2B) For a broad rental market area listed in column 1 of the table in paragraph 5A, the local housing allowance—

(a)for a category of dwelling listed in the corresponding entry in column 2 of that table, is the lowest of the amounts set out in sub-paragraph (3A)(a), (b) and (c);

(b)for a category of dwelling not so listed, is the lower of the amounts set out in sub-paragraph (3)(a) and (b).;

(c)omit sub-paragraph (2C);

(d)in sub-paragraph (3) for “(2A), (2B)(b) and (2C)(b)” substitute “(2A) and (2B)(b)”;

(e)in sub-paragraph (3A)—

(i)omit “and (2C)(a)”;

(ii)after paragraph (a) omit “and”;

(iii)for the table in paragraph (b) substitute—

1. Category of accommodation as defined in the following paragraphs of this Schedule2. Maximum local housing allowance for that category of dwelling
paragraph (1)(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)£276.51
paragraph (1)(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)£276.51
paragraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)£320.74
paragraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)£376.04
paragraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)£442.42

(iv)after paragraph (b) insert—

; and

(c)

the rent at the 30th percentile determined in accordance with sub-paragraphs (4) to (8)..

(3) After paragraph 5 insert—

5A.  The table referred to in paragraph 2(2A) and (2B) is as follows—

1. Broad rental market area2. Category of accomodation as defined in the following paragraphs of this Schedule
East DunbartonshireParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
FifeParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Forth ValleyParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Greater GlasgowParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Greater GlasgowParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Greater GlasgowParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Highlands and IslandsParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
LothianParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
LothianParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
LothianParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
LothianParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
North LanarkshireParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Scottish BordersParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
South LanarkshireParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
West LothianParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
West LothianParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms).

Amendment of the Rent Officers (Universal Credit Functions) Order 2013

4.—(1) Schedule 1 (local housing allowance determinations) of the Rent Officers (Universal Credit Functions) Order 2013(4) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 2 (local housing allowance for category of accommodation in paragraph 1)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (2B)(a) for “lower of the amounts set out in sub-paragraph (3A)(a) and (b)” substitute “lowest of the amounts set out in sub-paragraph (3A)(a), (b) and (c)”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (3A)—

(i)after paragraph (a) omit “and”;

(ii)for the table in paragraph (b) substitute—

1. Category of dwelling as defined in the following paragraphs of this Schedule2. Maximum local housing allowance for that category of dwelling
paragraph (1)(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)£1,198.20
paragraph (1)(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)£1,198.20
paragraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)£1,389.91
paragraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)£1,629.55
paragraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)£1,917.12

(iii)after paragraph (b) insert–

; and

(c)

the rent at the 30th percentile determined in accordance with paragraph 3..

(3) For the table in paragraph 5A, substitute—

1. Broad rental market area2. Category of dwelling as defined in the following paragraphs of this Schedule

Ashford

Paragraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
AshfordParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
AshfordParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
AshfordParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
AshfordParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
AylesburyParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
AylesburyParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
AylesburyParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
BasingstokeParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
BasingstokeParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
BathParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
BathParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
BathParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
BathParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
BedfordParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
BedfordParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
BedfordParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
BedfordParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
BedfordParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
BirminghamParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
BirminghamParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
BirminghamParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Black CountryParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Blackwater ValleyParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Blaenau GwentParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Bolton and BuryParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Bolton and BuryParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Bolton and BuryParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
BournemouthParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
BournemouthParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Bradford & South DalesParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Brecon and RadnorParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Brighton and HoveParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Brighton and HoveParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Brighton and HoveParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Brighton and HoveParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
BristolParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
BristolParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
BristolParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
BristolParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
BristolParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Bury St EdmundsParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Bury St EdmundsParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
CaerphillyParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
CambridgeParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
CambridgeParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
CambridgeParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
CambridgeParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
CanterburyParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
CanterburyParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
CanterburyParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
CarmarthenshireParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Central Greater ManchesterParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Central Greater ManchesterParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Central Greater ManchesterParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Central LancsParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Central LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Central LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Central LondonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Central LondonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Central Norfolk & NorwichParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Central Norfolk & NorwichParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Central Norfolk & NorwichParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
ChelmsfordParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
ChelmsfordParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
ChelmsfordParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
ChelmsfordParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
ChelmsfordParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Cherwell ValleyParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Cherwell ValleyParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
ChichesterParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
ChichesterParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
ChilternsParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
ChilternsParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
ChilternsParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
ChilternsParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
ColchesterParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
ColchesterParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
ColchesterParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
ColchesterParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
CoventryParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
CoventryParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
CoventryParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
CoventryParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Crawley & ReigateParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Crawley & ReigateParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Crawley & ReigateParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Crawley & ReigateParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Crawley & ReigateParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
DarlingtonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Dover-ShepwayParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Dover-ShepwayParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
East CheshireParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
East DunbartonshireParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
East Thames ValleyParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
East Thames ValleyParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
East Thames ValleyParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
East Thames ValleyParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
EastbourneParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
EastbourneParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
EastbourneParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
EastbourneParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Eastern StaffordshireParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
FifeParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
FlintshireParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Forth ValleyParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
GloucesterParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
GloucesterParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
GloucesterParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
GloucesterParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Grantham & NewarkParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Grantham & NewarkParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Greater GlasgowParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Greater GlasgowParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Greater GlasgowParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
GuildfordParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
GuildfordParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
GuildfordParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Harlow & StortfordParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Harlow & StortfordParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Harlow & StortfordParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Harlow & StortfordParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
HerefordshireParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
HerefordshireParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Highland and IslandsParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
High WealdParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
High WealdParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
High WealdParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
HuntingdonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
HuntingdonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
HuntingdonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
HuntingdonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Inner East LondonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Inner East LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Inner East LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Inner East LondonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Inner East LondonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Inner North LondonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Inner North LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Inner North LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Inner North LondonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Inner North LondonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Inner South East LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Inner South East LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Inner South East LondonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Inner South East LondonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Inner South West LondonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Inner South West LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Inner South West LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Inner South West LondonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Inner South West LondonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Inner West LondonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Inner West LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Inner West LondonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Inner West LondonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
IpswichParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
IpswichParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
IpswichParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
IpswichParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
IpswichParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
KendalParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
KendalParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Kernow WestParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Kings LynnParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Kings LynnParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Kings LynnParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
LancasterParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
LeicesterParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
LeicesterParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Lincolnshire FensParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Lincolnshire FensParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Lincolnshire FensParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Lincolnshire FensParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
LothianParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
LothianParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
LothianParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
LothianParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
LutonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
LutonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
LutonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
LutonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
LutonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
MaidstoneParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
MaidstoneParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
MaidstoneParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
MaidstoneParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Medway & SwaleParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Medway & SwaleParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Medway & SwaleParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Medway & SwaleParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
MendipParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
MendipParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Merthyr CynonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Mid & East DevonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Mid & West DorsetParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Mid StaffsParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Milton KeynesParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Milton KeynesParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Milton KeynesParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Milton KeynesParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
MonmouthshireParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Neath Port TalbotParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
NewburyParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
NewburyParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
NewburyParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
NewburyParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
North CheshireParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
North ClwydParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
North Cornwall & Devon BordersParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
North DevonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
North LanarkshireParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
North West KentParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
North West KentParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
North West KentParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
North West KentParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
North West KentParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
North West LondonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
North West LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
North West LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
North West LondonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
North West WalesParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
NorthamptonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
NorthamptonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
NorthamptonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
NorthamptonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
NorthamptonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Northants CentralParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Northants CentralParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Northants CentralParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Northants CentralParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Northants CentralParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
NorthumberlandParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
NottinghamParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
NottinghamParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Outer East LondonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Outer East LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Outer East LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Outer East LondonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Outer East LondonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Outer North East LondonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Outer North East LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Outer North East LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Outer North East LondonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Outer North East LondonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Outer North LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Outer North LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Outer North LondonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Outer South East LondonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Outer South East LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Outer South East LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Outer South East LondonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Outer South East LondonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Outer South LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Outer South LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Outer South LondonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Outer South West LondonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Outer South West LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Outer West LondonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Outer West LondonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Outer West LondonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Outer West LondonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
OxfordParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
OxfordParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
PembrokeshireParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
PeterboroughParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
PeterboroughParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
PeterboroughParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
PeterboroughParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
PlymouthParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
PortsmouthParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
PortsmouthParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
PortsmouthParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
ReadingParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
ReadingParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
ReadingParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
RotherhamParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Rugby & EastParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Rugby & EastParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Rugby & EastParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Rugby & EastParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Rugby & EastParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
SalisburyParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
SalisburyParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
ScarboroughParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Scottish BordersParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
SolihullParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
South CheshireParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
South East HertsParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
South East HertsParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
South East HertsParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
South GwyneddParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
South LanarkshireParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
South West EssexParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
South West EssexParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
South West EssexParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
South West EssexParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
South West HertsParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
South West HertsParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
South West HertsParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
South West HertsParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
SouthamptonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
SouthamptonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
SouthamptonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
SouthendParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
SouthendParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
SouthendParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
SouthendParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Southern Greater ManchesterParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Southern Greater ManchesterParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Southern Greater ManchesterParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Southern Greater ManchesterParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Southern Greater ManchesterParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Staffordshire NorthParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Staffordshire NorthParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Stevenage & North HertsParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Stevenage & North HertsParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Stevenage & North HertsParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Stevenage & North HertsParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
SunderlandParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Sussex EastParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Sussex EastParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Sussex EastParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
Sussex EastParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
SwindonParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
SwindonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
SwindonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
SwindonParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
SwindonParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Taff RhonddaParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Taunton & West SomersetParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
ThanetParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
ThanetParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
ThanetParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
TorfaenParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
TynesideParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Vale of GlamorganParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
WaltonParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
WaltonParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Warwickshire SouthParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
Warwickshire SouthParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Warwickshire SouthParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Warwickshire SouthParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
West CumbriaParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
West LothianParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
West LothianParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
West WiltshireParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
West WiltshireParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
West WiltshireParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
West WiltshireParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Weston-Super-MareParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
Weston-Super-MareParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
WinchesterParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
WinchesterParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
WinchesterParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
Worcester SouthParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
Worcester SouthParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
WorthingParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
WorthingParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
WorthingParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
WorthingParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
YeovilParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms).

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Justin Tomlinson

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Work and Pensions

11th December 2018

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) Order 1997 (S.I. 1997/1984), the Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) (Scotland) Order 1997 (S.I. 1997/1995) and the Rent Officers (Universal Credit Functions) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/382) (“the Orders”) to make changes to the manner in which a local housing allowance is determined.

Articles 2, 3 and 4 amend the Orders to provide that, for dwellings (or accommodation, in relation to Universal Credit) in specified categories in specified broad rental market areas, the local housing allowance is the lowest of (a) the rent as last determined plus 3%, (b) the maximum allowance applicable to the dwelling and (c) the rent at the 30th percentile, determined in accordance with the Orders.

These Articles also provide revised amounts of the maximum housing allowance for specified categories of dwellings (or accommodation, in relation to Universal Credit).

For other dwellings, the local housing allowance is the lower of the rent as last determined and the rent at the 30th percentile, determined in accordance with the Orders.

An impact assessment has not been provided for this instrument as it has no impact on business or civil society organisations.

(1)

1996 c.52. Section 122(1) was amended by paragraph 36 of Schedule 2 to the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (c.5).

(2)

S.I. 1997/1984. Schedule 3B was inserted by S.I. 2007/2871 and amended by S.I. 2016/1179 and 2017/1323. There are other amending instruments but none is relevant.

(3)

S.I. 1997/1995. Schedule 3B was inserted by S.I. 2007/2871 and amended by S.I. 2016/1179 and 2017/1323. There are other amending instruments but none is relevant.

(4)

S.I. 2013/382. Schedule 1 was amended by S.I. 2016/1179 and 2017/1323.

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