Reply To: New localities


On the same subject, I’d be interested to hear if any authority is having to cope with winners and losers in their existing and ongoing private sector claims caused by the aggregation of two or more existing localities into one new BRMA from this autumn, as we are.Two lower value localities were aggregated with one higher value locality and the new single locality figure has seen the LRR of the higher value area dragged down, in some cases by as much as £20. 00 per week. I raised it with DWP and was told to use DHP if any tenant had a real difficulty caused by a reduction in LRR from the first annual referral following the introduction of the new BRMA,also on 29th October.We have some slack in our DHP budget but not enough to cope with this likely upsurge in demand.