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Empty Homes

Requested on
Mon 12th November, 2012
Reference
FOI 2460
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Information Requested

1. Please list the job-titles of all your employees who work directly with private sector owners to bring private sector empty property back into use for housing and for each job-title listed, please give the “Full-time-equivalent” resource dedicated to empty homes work (See Note below). “Private sector” does not include housing association properties

2. Of the FTE resource identified above how much is on time-limited contracts (i.e. not permanent positions, agency staff etc)?

3. How much New Homes Bonus, if any, was allocated by your council in 2012-13 specifically to bringing empty homes back into use or other aspects of your empty homes initiative?

4. How much unused capacity (in pounds sterling) do you currently have (in 2012-13) to take on prudential borrowing under prudential borrowing rules?

Answer

1.    Please list the job-titles of all your employees who work directly with private sector owners to bring private sector empty property back into use for housing and for each job-title listed, please give the “Full-time-equivalent” resource dedicated to empty homes work (See Note below). “Private sector” does not include housing association properties
1 X Housing Standards and Renewal Officer - 4% FTE reactive response to processing empty homes partnership grants
1 X Private Sector Housing Environmental Health Officer - 10% FTE proactively working with owners of long term empties

2.    Of the FTE resource identified above how much is on time-limited contracts (i.e. not permanent positions, agency staff etc)?
None
3.    How much New Homes Bonus, if any, was allocated by your council in 2012-13 specifically to bringing empty homes back into use or other aspects of your empty homes initiative?
None
4.    How much unused capacity (in pounds sterling) do you currently have (in 2012-13) to take on prudential borrowing under prudential borrowing rules?
This information is published in our Treasury Management Strategy.   See: http://www.charnwood.gov.uk/files/papers/cnl_27_february_2012_item_061_treasury_management_strategy_statement_ais_and_mrp_strategy_for_2012_13/Cnl%2027%20February%202012%20Item%2006.1%20Treasury%20Management%20Strategy%20Statement%20AIS%20And%20MRP%20Strategy%20For%202012-13.pdf

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