Right To Buy adds to Housing Benefit Bill

Cost of Local Housing Allowance ABOVE Council Rents in Northampton

 

Bedroom 1  2 3 4
LHA week  £     100.05  £     126.31  £     139.84  £     187.14
NBC STOCK week  £        74.76  £        86.53  £        96.23  £     105.23
Extra cost HB week  £        25.29  £        39.78  £        43.61  £        81.91
Extra per month  £     109.59  £     172.38  £     188.98  £     354.94
Extra per year  £  1,315.08  £  2,068.56  £  2,267.72  £  4,259.32

 

Northampton Defend Council Housing ‘Says’ flogging of the housing stock adds to the Housing Benefit bill, in the last 3 years the council as sold 246 homes , with the effect of £526,506.24 being added to the benefit bill by paying above social rent for tenants renting in the private sector and calming Local Housing Allowance

 

Bedroom 1 2 3 4
number sold RTB 36 98 105 9
add to cost of HB  £  47,342.88  £  202,718.88  £  238,110.60  £  38,333.88

 

 

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