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Benefits Questions

Requested on
Mon 18th February, 2013
Reference
FOI 2720
Resolution
Information provided

Question

1. How many people of working age received council tax benefit in the last financial year?

2. What are your plans for replacing council tax benefit?

3. What is your estimate of how many people you expect to be paying some / more council tax from April 2013 and the average amount?

4. How many people applied for Social Fund support in the last financial year?

5. How many people received Social Fund support in the last financial year?

6. What is the total funding you provided under the Social Fund last year?

7. What are your plans for replacing the Social Fund?

8. What is the budget allocation you have received for the next financial year for your replacement Social Fund scheme – and what administration fee the Government is also providing?

9. How many people are affected by the so called ‘bedroom tax’ new under occupancy rules for Housing Benefit?

Answer

1. How many people of working age received council tax benefit in the last financial year?  5312
2. What are your plans for replacing council tax benefit? 
Council Tax Support – this includes a 8.5% Cap + Changes to Class A and C exemptions.  Further information can be found on our website at http://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/counciltaxsupport
3. What is your estimate of how many people you expect to be paying some / more council tax from April 2013 and the average amount?  5300 people at an average of £2.50 a week
4. How many people applied for Social Fund support in the last financial year? 
No Information held – this is administered by DWP
5. How many people received Social Fund support in the last financial year?
No Information held – this is administered by DWP
6. What is the total funding you provided under the Social Fund last year? 
No Information held – this is administered by Leicestershire County Council
7. What are your plans for replacing the Social Fund? No Information held – this is administered by Leicestershire County Council
8. What is the budget allocation you have received for the next financial year for your replacement Social Fund scheme – and what administration fee the Government is also providing? No Information held – this is administered by Leicestershire County Council
9. How many people are affected by the so called ‘bedroom tax’ new under occupancy rules for Housing Benefit? 596

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