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Council Tenants Earning High Salaries

Requested on
Fri 27th May, 2011
Reference
FOI 1322
Resolution
Information provided

Question

1. The number of current tenants earning between £50,000-a-year and £99,999-a-year (gross income) in salary. Please provide a breakdown showing how many are council house tenants and how many are tenants of a housing association.

2. The number of current tenants earning between £100,000-a-year and £149,999-a-year (gross income) in salary. Please provide a breakdown showing how many are council house tenants and how many are tenants of a housing association.

3. The number of current tenants earning between £150,000-a-year and £199,999-a-year (gross income) in salary. Please provide a breakdown showing how many are council house tenants and how many are tenants of a housing association.

4. The number of current tenants earning more than £200,000-a-year (gross income) in salary. Please provide a breakdown showing how many are council house tenants and how many are tenants of a housing association.

5. A copy of your most recent housing needs survey that contains data on salaries of tenants.

Answer

Thank you for your recent information request for details of council tenants whose salaries are over £50,000 which the Council has considered. 

However while the information requested is held by Charnwood Neighbourhood Housing (an arms length management organisation) on behalf of the Council in the form of paper files it is not held in a manner which enables the aggregated information you requested to be collated easily.  The time required to go through every council tenants housing file, to retrieve information regarding their salaries would exceed the appropriate limit for dealing with requests set out in section 12 of the Act and the Appropriate Limit and Fees Regulations. 

The Council would normally wish to offer suggestions as to how some of the information could be provided or how a differently worded request could result in information being provided within the terms of the Act and the Regulations.  However due to the complexity of the information requested in this case in relation to the way in which the Council holds information this does not appear possible in this case. 

Our last housing needs survey was conducted in 2005, and does not include household income information.

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