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Rent Thresholds

Volume 128: debated on Thursday 25 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the rent threshold figures giving the maximum housing benefit subsidy for each local authority area from April.

The table gives the threshold figure set for each rent registration area (county or London borough) for 1988–89. Each authority's threshold is the same as that of the registration area in which it is located.

AuthorityRent Threshold 1988–89 £ per week
Barking56·58
Barnet77·32
Bexley57·32
Brent62·43

Authority

Rent Threshold 1988–89 £ per week

Bromley71·67
City85·97
Camden88·09
Croydon74·41
Ealing70·55
Enfield60·69
Greenwich55·13
Hackney59·55
Hammersmith61·85
Haringey63·91
Harrow66·02
Havering63·53
Hillingdon66·71
Hounslow69·75
Islington64·15
Kensington and Chelsea76·31
Kingston71·15
Lambeth62·89
Lewisham54·41
Merton72·77
Newham54·88
Redbridge55·54
Richmond74·83
Southwark56·41
Sutton68·96
Tower Hamlets58·83
Waltham Forest48·73
Wandsworth69·64
Westminster114·89
Merseyside41·96
Cheshire45·80
Greater Manchester50·30
Lancashire60·48
West Midlands39·05
Hereford and Worcester46·45
Shropshire44·65
Staffordshire39·19
Warwickshire38·76
Tyne and Wear39·27
Cleveland41·71
Cumbria31·00
Durham38·89
Northumberland43·50
Humberside34·89
North Yorkshire43·55
South Yorkshire36·84
West Yorkshire38·93
Derbyshire38·42
Leicestershire39·19
Lincolnshire41·53
Northamptonshire43·69
Nottinghamshire40·98
Essex47·30
Norfolk47·38
Suffolk44·65
Bedfordshire43·00
Berkshire50·83
Buckinghamshire48·51
Cambridgeshire47·33
Hertfordshire42·88
Oxfordshire54·48
East Sussex53·27
Kent54·63
Surrey52·34
West Sussex50·98
Dorset45·32
Hampshire47·68
Isle of Wight43·22
Avon52·34
Gloucestershire49·15
Somerset45·42
Wiltshire49·69
Cornwall51·95
Devon51·53
Clwyd40·70

Authority

Rent Threshold 1988–89 £ per week

Dyfed44·00
Gwent39·61
Gwynedd35·24
Mid-Glamorgan41·63
Powys38·54
South Glamorgan48·31
West Glamorgan39·32
Borders Region72·00
Central72·99
Dumfries and Galloway60·94
Fife61·72
Grampian63·50
Highland54·50
Lothian62·08
Strathclyde55·03
Tayside64·88
Islands37·06