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Spare Room Subsidy

Requested on
Wed 22nd January, 2014
Reference
FOI 3831
Resolution
Information provided

Question

their housing benefit reduced under the provisions which relate to the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy, how much money, in total, HAS BEEN paid to them, to date, in discretionary housing payment scheme?

11/ Of the tenants, who are entitled to have their eligible rent calculated under the Consequential Provisions Regulations, but who have had their housing benefit reduced under the provisions which relate to the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy, how much money in total IS CONTINUING to be paid to them in discretionary housing payment scheme, while you investigate the matter

12/ Of the tenants, who are entitled to have their eligible rent calculated under the Consequential Provisions Regulations, but who have had their housing benefit reduced under the provisions which relate to the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy, How long do you estimate it will take to investigate these matters?

13/ Of the tenants, who are entitled to have their eligible rent calculated under the Consequential Provisions Regulations, but who have had their housing benefit reduced under the provisions which relate to the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy, how many, in total, have contacted the council to enquire about receiving arrears in their housing benefit?

14/ Of the tenants, who are entitled to have their eligible rent calculated under the Consequential Provisions Regulations, but who have had their housing benefit reduced under the provisions which relate to the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy, how much money in total does the council owe these tenants in housing benefit arrears?

15/ How much money, in total, does the council calculate will have to be written off in Discretionary Housing Payments that have been paid to tenants who are entitled to have their eligible rent calculated under the Consequential Provisions Regulations, but who have had their housing benefit reduced under the provisions which relate to the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy?

16/ How much money, in total, does the council calculate will have to be written off in Discretionary Housing Payments that is continuing to be paid to tenants who are entitled to have their eligible rent calculated under the Consequential Provisions Regulations, but who have had their housing benefit reduced under the provisions which relate to the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy?

17/ How much money to date, in total, has been paid back to tenants, who are entitled to have their eligible rent calculated under the Consequential Provisions Regulations, but who have had their housing benefit reduced under the provisions which relate to the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy?

18/ Has the council kept records of tenants who are entitled to have their eligible rent calculated under the Consequential Provisions Regulations?

19/ If the council has not kept records of tenants who are entitled to have their eligible rent calculated under the Consequential Provisions Regulations, how much money are you proposing to set aside to deal with this matter?

Answer

these tenants, in your jurisdiction, had their housing benefit reduced by? 14% is around £10 per week 25% is around £23 per week
8/ Of the tenants, who are entitled to have their eligible rent calculated under the Consequential Provisions Regulation but who have had their housing benefit reduced under the provisions which relate to the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy, how many, in total, HAVE BEEN paid money through the discretionary housing payment scheme? Approx 13
9/ Of the tenants, who are entitled to have their eligible rent calculated under the Consequential Provisions Regulations, but who have had their housing benefit reduced under the provisions which relate to the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy, how many, in total, ARE STILL CONTINUING to be paid money through the discretionary housing payment scheme? Approx 13
10/ Of the tenants, who are entitled to have their eligible rent calculated under the Consequential Provisions Regulations, but who have had their housing benefit reduced under the provisions which relate to the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy, how much money, in total, HAS BEEN paid to them, to date, in discretionary housing payment scheme? This is still being looked into, information not yet collated
11/ Of the tenants, who are entitled to have their eligible rent calculated under the Consequential Provisions Regulations, but who have had their housing benefit reduced under the provisions which relate to the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy, how much money in total IS CONTINUING to be paid to them in discretionary housing payment scheme, while you investigate the matter 100%
12/ Of the tenants, who are entitled to have their eligible rent calculated under the Consequential Provisions Regulations, but who have had their housing benefit reduced under the provisions which relate to the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy, How long do you estimate it will take to investigate these matters? Initial findings already complete but awaiting DWP clarification +software fix to allow change to be made
13/ Of the tenants, who are entitled to have their eligible rent calculated under the Consequential Provisions Regulations, but who have had their housing benefit reduced under the provisions which relate to the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy, how many, in total, have contacted the council to enquire about receiving arrears in their housing benefit? 0
14/ Of the tenants, who are entitled to have their eligible rent calculated under the Consequential Provisions Regulations, but who have had their housing benefit reduced under the provisions which relate to the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy, how much money in total does the council owe these tenants in housing benefit arrears? This is still being looked into, information not yet collated
15/ How much money, in total, does the council calculate will have to be written off in Discretionary Housing Payments that have been paid to tenants who are entitled to have their eligible rent calculated under the Consequential Provisions Regulations, but who have had their housing benefit reduced under the provisions which relate to the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy? zero
16/ How much money, in total, does the council calculate will have to be written off in Discretionary Housing Payments that is continuing to be paid to tenants who are entitled to have their eligible rent calculated under the Consequential Provisions Regulations, but who have had their housing benefit reduced under the provisions which relate to the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy? zero
17/ How much money to date, in total, has been paid back to tenants, who are entitled to have their eligible rent calculated under the Consequential Provisions Regulations, but who have had their housing benefit reduced under the provisions which relate to the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy? zero
18/ Has the council kept records of tenants who are entitled to have their eligible rent calculated under the Consequential Provisions Regulations? We have some information but are seeking clarification from the DWP as to the acceptability of this data for audit purposes
19/ If the council has not kept records of tenants who are entitled to have their eligible rent calculated under the Consequential Provisions Regulations, how much money are you proposing to set aside to deal with this matter? with the approx. numbers involved no additional money

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