The increased yearly cost in additional housing benefit payments for each £1 increase in council and registered social landlord rents is estimated to be around £165 million.
1. The estimated cost is rounded to the nearest £5 million.
2. The estimated cost is based on a £1 increase in weekly rent.
3. The estimated cost does not include floaters-on as a result of a £1 increase in rent.
Source: Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Management Information System Quarterly 100 per cent. caseload stock-count taken in February 2007.