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Bedroom Tax

Requested on
Fri 1st February, 2013
Reference
FOI 2676
Resolution
Information provided

Question

I am requesting the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1. The number of households in council housing that are in receipt of Housing Benefit and are covered by the terms of the bedroom tax, that are under-occupying (or believed to be under-occupying) their properties by one bedroom

2. The number of households in all social and affordable housing (including council housing) that are in receipt of Housing Benefit and are covered by the terms of the bedroom tax, that are under-occupying (or believed to be under-occupying) their properties by one bedroom

3. The number of households in council housing that are in receipt of Housing Benefit and are covered by the terms of the bedroom tax, that are under-occupying (or believed to be under-occupying) their properties by two bedrooms

4. The number of households in all social and affordable housing (including council housing) that are in receipt of Housing Benefit and are covered by the terms of the bedroom tax, that are under-occupying (or believed to be under-occupying) their properties by two bedrooms

5. The number of households in council housing that are in receipt of Housing Benefit and are covered by the terms of the bedroom tax, that are under-occupying (or believed to be under-occupying) their properties by three or more bedrooms

6. The number of households in all social and affordable housing (including council housing) that are in receipt of Housing Benefit and are covered by the terms of the bedroom tax, that are under-occupying (or believed to be under-occupying) their properties by three or more bedrooms

7. The total number of households deemed to be under-occupying under the terms of the bedroom tax, and covered by the terms of the bedroom tax, that are deemed to require a one-bedroom property under the criteria applicable to the bedroom tax

In this request, ‘under-occupying’ is defined in line with the bedroom tax. Please note that the above figures should exclude pensioners and other households that are exempt from the bedroom tax. Please source the information from any external social/affordable housing providers if need be.

Answer

1. The number of households in council housing that are in receipt of Housing Benefit and are covered by the terms of the bedroom tax, that are under-occupying (or believed to be under-occupying) their properties by one bedroom  478

2. The number of households in all social and affordable housing (including council housing) that are in receipt of Housing Benefit and are covered by the terms of the bedroom tax, that are under-occupying (or believed to be under-occupying) their properties by one bedroom  806

3. The number of households in council housing that are in receipt of Housing Benefit and are covered by the terms of the bedroom tax, that are under-occupying (or believed to be under-occupying) their properties by two bedrooms  The council’s breakdown of under occupation is for 1 bedroom under occupied, or for 2 or more bedrooms under occupied.  2 or more = 119

4. The number of households in all social and affordable housing (including council housing) that are in receipt of Housing Benefit and are covered by the terms of the bedroom tax, that are under-occupying (or believed to be under-occupying) their properties by two bedrooms The council’s breakdown of under occupation is for 1 bedroom under occupied, or for 2 or more bedrooms under occupied.  2 or more = 155 

5. The number of households in council housing that are in receipt of Housing Benefit and are covered by the terms of the bedroom tax, that are under-occupying (or believed to be under-occupying) their properties by three or more bedrooms  included in 3

6. The number of households in all social and affordable housing (including council housing) that are in receipt of Housing Benefit and are covered by the terms of the bedroom tax, that are under-occupying (or believed to be under-occupying) their properties by three or more bedrooms  included in 4   

7. The total number of households deemed to be under-occupying under the terms of the bedroom tax, and covered by the terms of the bedroom tax, that are deemed to require a one-bedroom property under the criteria applicable to the bedroom tax 155

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