Coronavirus - national lockdown measures in place

New measures came into place across England on 5 November to help protect people, businesses and the NHS and prevent the spread of Covid-19.

More information about the lockdown can be found on our Covid-19 advice pages


Local Housing Allowance (LHA)

If you are renting a property or room from a private landlord, we use the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate to work out how much Housing Benefit you get. 

More on Local Housing Allowance

Change of circumstance

You must tell us about all changes in circumstances immediately. It is a criminal offence not to report a change.

For more information, please see Changes that could affect your benefit

Other benefits

Find out about all the different types of benefits you may be entitled to in the Benefits section of

Benefit fraud

If you suspect anyone of committing housing benefit and / or council tax support fraud please tell us.

Report benefit fraud

Privacy notice

We will use the information you provide to process your Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support application. We may share your information (for verification and fraud prevention) with other departments within the council, other local authorities and the Department for Works and Pensions. Your information will be held for 70 years.

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