Significant changes have been introduced to the maximum rent limits under the Rent Supplement Scheme.
The reductions, averaging 13%, were introduced on 1st January for new claimants. The new limits will apply to existing claimants when their claims are reviewed or if they move to new accommodation.
Minister Burton flagged in her budget speech that new rent limits would be introduced in 2012 but it was not clear that the changes were imminent.
For further information on the maximum rent levels for each county visit: