The Housing Benefit (Permitted Totals) (Amendment) Order 1998

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Published: 1998-03-05

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 566

SOCIAL SECURITY
The Housing Benefit (Permitted Totals) (Amendment) Order 1998

Made
5th March 1998

Laid before Parliament
10th March 1998

Coming into force
31st March 1998

The Secretary of State for Social Security, in exercise of powers conferred on her by sections 134(12) and 189(1) and (3) to (6) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992(1) and of all other powers enabling her in that behalf, after consultation with organisations appearing to her to be representative of the authorities concerned(2), hereby makes the following Order:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Housing Benefit (Permitted Totals) (Amendment) Order 1998 and shall come into force on 31st March 1998.

(2) In this Order “the Permitted Totals Order” means the Housing Benefit (Permitted Totals) Order 1996(3).

Permitted total of benefit awarded in exercise of a discretion

2.—(1) In article 2 of the Permitted Totals Order (permitted total of benefit awarded in exercise of a discretion) the words following “housing benefit” shall be reimbursed as paragraph (a) of article 2 and after paragraph (a) there shall be added the following paragraphs—

“(b)for the year commencing on 1st April 1997 in relation to an authority shall be the total of the amounts obtained by the calculations set out in articles 3 and 4 below; and

(c)for any year commencing on or after 1st April 1998 in relation to an authority shall be the total of the amount obtained by the calculation in article 3 below and the amount specified in the Schedule to this Order.”.

(2) The Schedule to this Order shall be added as the Schedule to the Permitted Totals Order.

Permitted total of benefit in modified schemes

3.  In article 5 of the Permitted Totals Order for the words “the year commencing” there shall be substituted the words “any year commencing on or after”.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Social Security.

Frank Field
Minister of State,
Department of Social Security
5th March 1998

SCHEDULE 1TOTALS FOR INCREASES ABOVE MAXIMUM RENT

Authority
Permitted total

£

England

Adur
43,510

Allerdale
50,711

Alnwick
10,257

Amber Valley
48,572

Arun
162,688

Ashfield
49,905

Ashford
44,675

Aylesbury Vale
58,249

Babergh
39,466

Barking & Dagenham
137,870

Barnet
532,789

Barnsley
112,840

Barrow-in-Furness
84,311

Basildon
88,461

Basingstoke
56,385

Bassetlaw
54,314

Bath & North East Somerset
123,079

Bedford
95,157

Berwick-upon-Tweed
13,883

Bexley
195,543

Birmingham
860,662

Blaby
19,006

Blackburn
120,638

Blackpool
427,261

Blyth Valley
28,991

Bolsover
51,111

Bolton
169,215

Boston
22,315

Bournemouth
415,617

Bracknell Forest
60,030

Bradford
470,010

Braintree
60,177

Breckland
46,267

Brent
782,498

Brentwood
30,318

Bridgnorth
14,922

Brighton & Hove
725,163

Bristol
401,292

Broadland
32,336

Bromley
205,873

Bromsgrove
15,790

Broxbourne
55,649

Broxtowe
45,383

Burnley
93,547

Bury
112,407

Calderdale
110,450

Cambridge
70,215

Camden
576,552

Cannock Chase
24,110

Canterbury
136,117

Caradon
74,609

Carlisle
59,003

Carrick
89,695

Castle Morpeth
11,068

Castle Point
77,066

Charnwood
71,528

Chelmsford
59,398

Cheltenham
103,348

Cherwell
102,154

Chester
65,619

Chester-le-Street
21,707

Chesterfield
58,165

Chichester
64,695

Chiltern
19,026

Chorley
34,334

Christchurch
24,829

City of London
5,215

Colchester
110,960

Congleton
19,203

Copeland
45,703

Corby
48,091

Cotswold
40,684

Coventry
290,561

Craven
24,041

Crawley
33,815

Crewe & Nantwich
47,525

Croydon
584,145

Dacorum
58,327

Darlington
84,059

Dartford
63,275

Daventry
15,811

Derby
178,971

Derbyshire Dales
14,983

Derwentside
40,160

Doncaster
153,528

Dover
145,213

Dudley
78,900

Durham City
23,699

Ealing
688,358

Easington
39,543

East Cambridgeshire
26,970

East Devon
78,394

East Dorset
27,403

East Hampshire
46,981

East Hertfordshire
43,330

East Lindsey
116,281

East Northamptonshire
29,716

East Riding of Yorkshire
207,949

East Staffordshire
46,968

Eastbourne
166,982

Eastleigh
53,466

Eden
18,411

Ellesmere Port & Neston
21,403

Elmbridge
86,732

Enfield
396,264

Epping Forest
74,281

Epsom & Ewell
38,845

Erewash
52,240

Exeter
154,018

Fareham
42,755

Fenland
62,686

Forest Heath
22,259

Forest of Dean
37,364

Fylde
64,326

Gateshead
107,915

Gedling
53,470

Gloucester
154,332

Gosport
44,039

Gravesham
83,870

Great Yarmouth
154,436

Greenwich
221,150

Guildford
78,131

Hackney
693,760

Halton
63,842

Hambleton
32,926

Hammersmith & Fulham
399,668

Harborough
16,278

Haringey
1,016,902

Harlow
43,906

Harrogate
99,827

Harrow
294,593

Hart
28,808

Hartlepool
79,211

Hastings
253,790

Havant
69,410

Havering
144,183

Herefordshire
140,827

Hertsmere
45,202

High Peak
45,515

Hillingdon
196,048

Hinckley & Bosworth
26,812

Horsham
49,429

Hounslow
355,691

Huntingdonshire
53,908

Hyndburn
90,811

Ipswich
94,393

Isle of Wight
191,335

Isles of Scilly
1,000

Islington
328,073

Kennet
26,443

Kensington & Chelsea
412,644

Kerrier
85,379

Kettering
44,679

Kings Lynn & West Norfolk
71,481

Kingston-upon-Hull
240,410

Kingston-upon-Thames
99,979

Kirklees
241,991

Knowsley
89,431

Lambeth
724,940

Lancaster
188,642

Leeds
699,583

Leicester
224,794

Lewes
88,358

Lewisham
486,032

Lichfield
12,856

Lincoln
80,847

Liverpool
729,908

Luton
255,173

Macclesfield
63,304

Maidstone
77,356

Maldon
82,178

Malvern Hills
90,506

Manchester
849,836

Mansfield
64,696

Medway Towns
471,227

Melton
13,192

Mendip
78,212

Merton
247,579

Mid Bedfordshire
35,898

Mid Devon
43,695

Mid Suffolk
24,651

Mid Sussex
56,924

Middlesbrough
119,409

Milton Keynes
132,848

Mole Valley
25,388

New Forest
78,074

Newark & Sherwood
50,198

Newbury
47,671

Newcastle-under-Lyme
31,941

Newcastle-upon-Tyne
274,106

Newham
929,151

North Cornwall
79,964

North Devon
122,918

North Dorset
24,523

North East Derbyshire
21,173

North East Lincolnshire
165,818

North Hertfordshire
68,722

North Kesteven
24,225

North Lincolnshire
85,744

North Norfolk
69,163

North Shropshire
23,118

North Somerset
218,118

North Tyneside
196,354

North Warwickshire
14,937

North West Leicester
19,954

North Wiltshire
41,075

Northampton
128,753

Norwich
108,027

Nottingham
256,377

Nuneaton & Bedworth
60,762

Oadby & Wigston
17,650

Oldham
134,438

Oswestry
17,239

Oxford
208,809

Pendle
77,473

Penwith
84,181

Peterborough
178,454

Plymouth
353,101

Poole
114,613

Portsmouth
277,431

Preston
91,279

Purbeck
29,875

Reading
224,887

Redbridge
515,490

Redcar & Cleveland
97,564

Redditch
21,978

Reigate & Banstead
59,334

Restormel
116,606

Ribble Valley
18,198

Richmondshire
14,555

Richmond-upon-Thames
143,147

Rochdale
172,956

Rochford
38,479

Rossendale
43,410

Rother
80,804

Rotherham
85,464

Rugby
32,675

Runnymede
37,455

Rushcliffe
41,776

Rushmoor
48,322

Rutland
8,547

Ryedale
18,609

Salford
334,841

Salisbury
84,745

Sandwell
113,078

Scarborough
135,144

Sedgefield
28,350

Sedgemoor
91,880

Sefton
337,337

Selby
28,490

Sevenoaks
43,848

Sheffield
220,625

Shepway
199,760

Shrewsbury & Atcham
46,066

Slough
157,522

Solihull
44,466

South Bedfordshire
43,756

South Bucks
14,092

South Cambridgeshire
38,483

South Derbyshire
44,462

South Gloucestershire
79,481

South Hams
69,760

South Holland
19,138

South Kesteven
54,456

South Lakeland
57,356

South Norfolk
34,296

South Northamptonshire
21,240

South Oxfordshire
82,978

South Ribble
22,310

South Shropshire
22,340

South Somerset
89,952

South Staffordshire
16,165

South Tyneside
140,946

Southampton
313,850

Southend-on-Sea
352,544

Southwark
390,913

Spelthorne
42,509

St Albans
43,228

St Edmundsbury
35,009

St Helens
85,141

Stafford
28,320

Staffordshire Moorlands
25,376

Stevenage
37,299

Stockport
187,923

Stockton-on-Tees
110,108

Stoke-on-Trent
123,889

Stratford-on-Avon
43,432

Stroud
56,710

Suffolk Coastal
65,700

Sunderland
192,844

Surrey Heath
31,136

Sutton
147,482

Swale
167,129

Swindon
103,024

Tameside
131,500

Tamworth
39,836

Tandridge
27,870

Taunton Deane
93,056

Teesdale
11,256

Teignbridge
108,165

Tendring
160,349

Test Valley
26,790

Tewkesbury
31,830

Thanet
334,488

The Wrekin
72,253

Three Rivers
31,937

Thurrock
89,406

Tonbridge & Malling
37,536

Torbay
309,901

Torridge
68,272

Tower Hamlets
195,453

Trafford
141,778

Tunbridge Wells
56,567

Tynedale
13,765

Uttlesford
26,955

Vale of White Horse
38,299

Vale Royal
28,699

Wakefield
99,088

Walsall
68,615

Waltham Forest
609,193

Wandsworth
525,578

Wansbeck
26,891

Warrington
56,937

Warwick
62,069

Watford
71,045

Waveney
187,248

Waverley
51,557

Wealdon
77,903

Wear Valley
29,496

Wellingborough
41,813

Welwyn Hatfield
42,186

West Devon
46,268

West Dorset
46,390

West Lancashire
47,120

West Lindsey
37,459

West Oxfordshire
51,536

West Somerset
42,829

West Wiltshire
89,235

Westminster
821,419

Weymouth & Portland
96,118

Wigan
97,552

Winchester
37,510

Windsor & Maidenhead
68,575

Wirral
378,323

Woking
45,431

Wokingham
51,439

Wolverhampton
113,643

Worcester
105,236

Worthing
147,475

Wychavon
29,142

Wycombe
55,609

Wyre
80,310

Wyre Forest
46,107

York
126,244

Scotland

Aberdeen City
74,345

Aberdeenshire
57,263

Angus
37,424

Argyll & Bute
64,595

Clackmannanshire
11,107

Dumfries & Galloway
71,883

Dundee City
83,795

East Ayrshire
31,942

East Dunbartonshire
21,049

East Lothian
47,700

East Renfrewshire
22,227

Edinburgh City
458,013

Falkirk
31,419

Fife
172,455

Glasgow City
480,497

Highland
68,488

Inverclyde
35,829

Midlothian
21,308

Moray
37,977

North Ayrshire
70,782

North Lanarkshire
43,614

Orkney
10,351

Perthshire & Kinross
91,813

Renfrewshire
51,205

Scottish Borders
26,623

Shetland
3,103

South Ayrshire
79,752

South Lanarkshire
64,483

Stirling
27,247

West Dunbartonshire
21,768

West Lothian
49,582

Western Isles
9,002

Wales

Blaenau Gwent
42,254

Bridgend
95,580

Caerphilly
105,947

Cardiff
260,606

Carmarthenshire
132,726

Ceredigion
67,738

Conwy
134,185

Denbighshire
131,804

Flintshire
59,401

Gwynedd
113,809

Isle of Anglesey
68,664

Merthyr Tydfil
34,155

Monmouthshire
37,490

Neath Port Talbot
75,375

Newport
99,827

Pembrokeshire
113,108

Powys
60,073

Rhondda, Cynon, Taff
140,028

Swansea
189,588

Torfaen
33,567

Vale of Glamorgan
122,731

Wrexham
62,974

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order amends the Housing Benefit (Permitted Totals) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/677). It sets out the basis for calculating the permitted totals of rebates or allowances for the years 1996/1997 and following for authorities granting rebates or allowances under Part VIII of the Social Security Administration Act 1992. The Order limits the amount by which the housing benefit payments may be increased on the exercise of the discretions provided by regulation 61(2) and (3) of the Housing Benefit (General) Regulations 1987 (S.I. 1987/1971), and to war Pensioners and widows through modified schemes.
This Order does not impose a charge on businesses.


(1)
1992 c. 5; section 134(12) was substituted by section 121 of, and paragraph 1(8) of Schedule 12 to, the Housing Act 1996 (c. 52).

(2)
See section 176(1)(b) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992.

(3)
S.I. 1996/677 as amended by S.I. 1996/2326.
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