Reply To: The £15 cap and rent increases


I think great care has to be exercised here as to the terminology. Does a rent increase (or decrease) affect the LHA level? The answer is no. Does it affect entitlement? The answer surely is “maybe”. The “cap rent” calculation is a completely different calculation that the pathfinders never had to deal with so perhaps it is not suprising that the details of how it will operate are a bit sketchy. HBINFO’s views are that it will affect entitlement and will require a new decision in the scenario suggested by Andy.

I agree DWP’s comments in the issues log appear to conflict.