The following terms and definitions are used around the website.

Council Tax Benefit

Housing Benefit (HB) and Council Tax Benefit (CTB) are income-related
benefits administered by Local Authorities. CTB is designed to help people on
low-income pay their Council Tax.

Customised Geography

Most LSR Online users will be concerned with extracting statistics for a district, ward, super output area or output area, but certain users (council planners and developers, for example) will be more interested in getting figures for Priority Areas or Neighbourhood Areas. These will generally consist of a collection of SOAs, which may even span different wards. These are called Customised Geographies. At present, LSR-Online provides Customised Geographies for Leicestershire and Leicester Priority Areas, but there are plans to expand to include Primary Care Trust areas and Constabulary beat areas.