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Isle of Man public-sector accommodation rent to rise 2% from April

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Image caption The charges will come into effect on the Isle of Man on 1 April 2017

People living in public-sector accommodation will see their rent rise by 2% next year, the Isle of Man government has announced.

It will result in average rent increases of between £1.10 a week for a one-bedroom flat and £1.87 a week for a three-bedroom house.

The charges will come into effect on 1 April and follow a consultation with the 15 local housing authorities.

A government spokesman said tenants on housing benefits would not be affected.

Property Type Average weekly public sector rent 2017-18 Average weekly increase (from 2016-17)
1 Bed Flat £55.96 £1.10
1 Bed Flat (sheltered) £68.43 £1.34
2 Bed House £81.00 £1.59
3 Bed House £95.51 £1.87

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