From 1st April 2020 there are new rates of Local Housing Allowance for Newcastle upon Tyne after a 5 year freeze.  This increase will apply to anyone claiming Housing Benefit or Universal Credit Housing Costs.


1 bed shared (single under 35 or sharers) £70.19pw or £304.16pcm

1 bed self-contained (couple or single over 35) £97.81pw or £423.84pcm

2 bed £109.32pw or £475.72pcm

3 bed £126.58pr or £548.51pcm

4 bed £182.96pw or £792.83pcm

It is worth noting that these are the maximum rates, and the actual amount received by a tenant will be based on their entitlement and income.

These rates are applicable for 12 months.