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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find information about community support and our services during the coronavirus pandemic, on our information for residents pages, our information for businesses pages, and our community support hub page which has guidance to help coordinate community organisations.

See a summary of our Local Outbreak Control Plan and read our frequently asked questions. 

Will there be changes to Local Housing Allowance rates?

Information about Local Housing Allowance rates during the current coronavirus pandemic

From April, Local Housing Allowance (LHA) will pay for at least 30% of market rents in each area. This will apply to all private renters who are new or existing Universal Credit housing element customers, and to existing housing benefit customers.

You can read more information relating to COVID19 for residents here.