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From the LHA(1)
[quote:7f209c631e]Why are we introducing Local Housing Allowance?

Local Housing Allowance gives tenants more choice in where they live and it’s fairer too. This is because with Local Housing Allowance:

· you will be entitled to the same amount of benefit as people in the same circumstances as you
· you can find out how much benefit you can get before you rent a property
· you can decide how much of your benefit you want to spend on renting a property
· you will usually get your benefit paid to you. It is up to you to pay the rent to your landlord
· you will find out about your benefit more quickly than before

No mention of the £15 cap which makes the scheme more complicated and potentially less fair.