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Council Tax Spend and Immigrants in Council Housing

Requested on
Tue 19th November, 2013
Reference
FOI 3620
Resolution
Information provided

Question

1)How much of the council tax that the council collects goes to pay for the pensions of CBC employees
2) How many council properties in Charnwood borough have been allocated to immigrants (either legal or illegal) and asylum seekers. Of these, how many are on benefits.

Answer

1) How much of the council tax that the council collects goes to pay for the pensions of Charnwood Borough Council employees
It is not possible to say how much of the Employers Pension Contributions are paid directly out of Council Tax.  The Council is funded from several sources including Government Grants, charges for certain services and rents from Council Houses as well as Council Tax.  The money paid out in Pension Contributions therefore will come from a combination of all of these. 

For example in financial year 2011/12 the Total Council Tax collected was £6.85million, whilst Government Grants amounted to £10.7million and rents from Council Houses and other Housing Properties were £18.7million.  The Pension contributions paid out by CBC were £1.6million

2) How many council properties in Charnwood borough have been allocated to immigrants (either legal or illegal) and asylum seekers.  Of these, how many are on benefits.
As no timeframe was provided in your request, our Housing team have looked back over the last 12 months of allocations and can confirm that none of Charnwood’s Council houses were allocated to immigrants or asylum seekers in that time frame. 

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