Increase in Local Housing Allowance to Benefit 1.6 Million Renters by £800
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Increase in Local Housing Allowance to Benefit 1.6 Million Renters by £800

The LHA boost will benefit 1.6 million renters on Universal Credit or Housing Benefit, with an average increase of £800 per month. The boost reflects a fair approach to welfare, with a focus on helping people find employment while providing support for the most vulnerable. The increase is part of a £104 billion package to help the most vulnerable, including an inflation-based benefits increase and cost-of-living payments. The boost is seen as vital in preventing and ending homelessness, providing relief for those on the lowest incomes. It is hoped that the investment will be maintained for the long term.