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Your council tax, benefits or business rates accounts will be offline

From 4pm on Friday 31 March until 5pm on Monday 3 April you will not be able to access your council tax, benefits or business rates accounts on MyGuildford. This is whilst we run our year end processes. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Find out about Local Housing Allowance rates

What is Local Housing Allowance?

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is housing benefit to help pay your rent if you are on a low income and rent from a private landlord.

We use LHA rates to work out your housing benefit. LHA is a flat rate allowance towards rent costs. It is worked out on the circumstances of the tenant and the area they live in.

The scheme is designed to pay the same amount to tenants with similar situations living in the same area.