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Bedroom Tax

Requested on
Mon 28th January, 2013
Reference
FOI 2656
Resolution
Information provided

Question

The number of weeks in a year that the council pays Housing Benefit to a full-year claimant (e.g. 52 weeks a year, 48 weeks a year etc)
The number of vacant one-bedroom properties that currently exist (or are likely to exist in April 2013) (a) in the local council housing stock and (b) in the social and affordable housing stock of local housing associations, excluding supported housing units
The number of one-bedroom properties (excluding void properties) that became vacant (a) in the local council housing stock and (b) in the social and affordable housing stock of local housing associations, during 2012 (or 2012/13 year-to-date, if a calendar year figure is unavailable). Where a property became vacant more than once during the year, please count each vacancy individually if possible
The figure for (3), but excluding supported housing units
A list of all ALMOs, Registered Social Landlords, Housing Associations and other social/affordable housing providers known to provide housing in the council area

Answer

1. The number of weeks in a year that the council pays Housing Benefit to a full-year claimant (e.g. 52 weeks a year, 48 weeks a year etc) The Council pays rent to a full year claimant based on the number of weeks rent that is charged by landlord. If the landlord raises a rent charge for 52 weeks, benefit is paid for each of the 52. If the landlord chooses to allocate some weeks as 'rent free' then benefit is not awarded for those.

2. The number of vacant one-bedroom properties that currently exist (or are likely to exist in April 2013):
(a) in the local council housing stock 26 at the time of request
(b) in the social and affordable housing stock of local housing associations, excluding supported housing units Information not held by the Council

3. The number of one-bedroom properties (excluding void properties) that became vacant:
(a) in the local council housing stock  357 at the time of request
(b) in the social and affordable housing stock of local housing associations, Information not held by the Council

4. The figure for (3), but excluding supported housing units 308 at the time of request

5. A list of all ALMOs, Registered Social Landlords, Housing Associations and other social/affordable housing providers known to provide housing in the council area
Below is a list held by the Council of known social/affordable housing providers within the District
Advance
Abbeyfield
ASRA
FCH
Derwent
Hannah Clarke
Hanover
Housing21
Riverside
Midlands Rural Leics Rural
Metropolitan (Spirita)
Places for People
NCHA
Midland Heart
Raglan
Tuntum
Waterloo

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