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Bedroom Tax

Requested on
Thu 24th January, 2013
Reference
FOI 2651
Resolution
Information provided

Question

I am requesting the following data regarding the impact of the bedroom tax, under the Freedom of Information Act:

1. How many households are under-occupying (or are believed to be under-occupying) their properties by one bedroom? Please exclude from the data any households that are exempt from the bedroom tax (e.g. pensioners).

2. How many households are under-occupying (or are believed to be under-occupying) their properties by two or more bedrooms? Please exclude from the data any households that are exempt from the bedroom tax (e.g. pensioners).

For both questions 1 and 2, please provide the data broken down as follows:
a) under-occupying households in council housing
b) under-occupying households in all social and affordable housing (including council housing)

In this request, ‘under-occupying’ is defined as it is under the terms of the bedroom tax.
The council may not have figures for both subsets (a and b) of each question. In this case, please provide what information you do hold

Answer

1. How many households are under-occupying (or are believed to be under-occupying) their properties by one bedroom? Please exclude from the data any households that are exempt from the bedroom tax (e.g. pensioners).
a) 478
b) 806


2. How many households are under-occupying (or are believed to be under-occupying) their properties by two or more bedrooms? Please exclude from the data any households that are exempt from the bedroom tax (e.g. pensioners).
a) 119
b) 155

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