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Tenacy Changes

Requested on
Thu 13th March, 2014
Reference
FOI 4088
Resolution
Information provided

Question

1) How many people of Working Age have transferred from claims of Housing Benefit to Local Housing Allowance since April 2013?

2) How many people have started a new tenancy within the socially rented sector for a smaller property since April 2013?

3) For all new tenancies since April 2013, could you please specify the number of new tenancies that have been started because of people downsizing to avoid the underoccupancy penalty/new social size criteria?

Answer

1) How many people of Working Age have transferred from claims of Housing Benefit to Local Housing Allowance since April 2013? Information not held

2) How many people have started a new tenancy within the socially rented sector for a smaller property since April 2013? Information not held

3) For all new tenancies since April 2013, could you please specify the number of new tenancies that have been started because of people downsizing to avoid the underoccupancy penalty/new social size criteria? Only one tenancy has been recorded; other tenancies may have started due to under occupancy penalty, however only the one has not been recorded in this manner.

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