Evictions and Out-of-Area Rehousing of Council Tenants affected by Welfare Reform

Burnley Borough Council Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Burnley Borough Council,

I am seeking information about the potential impact of central government welfare reform policies on eviction rates and geographical displacement of households with council housing tenancies. My information request relates to three welfare reform policies:

- Under-Occupancy (also known as Removal of Spare Room Subsidy / Bedroom Tax)

- The Benefit Cap

- Universal Credit roll-out

I understand that under Section 16 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 there is a duty to assist and advise the requester. I would appreciate your advice if you think my request needs any clarification in order to get the information that I am looking for, or if it would exceed the cost limit in its present form.

1. Please provide an annual breakdown since April 2010 of the total number of unique council tenancies - including the total number of people recorded as living in them - that have been evicted due to the non-payment of rent arrears.

2. For each year of this annual breakdown since April 2013, please disclose how many of these evicted households - including the total number of people recorded as living in them - had at some point been affected by:

a. Under-occupancy

b. Under-occupancy and the Benefit Cap

c. Under-occupancy and the Benefit Cap and Universal Credit roll-out

3. How many of the evicted households affected by a, b, or c - including the total number of people recorded as living in them - went on to make a successful homelessness application to the local authority?

4. Of these successful homeless applications, please disclose how many households - including the total number of people recorded as living in them - were placed in temporary accommodation in a different local authority area and disclose the destination local authority area in each case.

Yours faithfully,

Daniella Bradley

FOI, Burnley Borough Council

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Susan Kaewchaluay, Burnley Borough Council

Hello

 

Please find below the response to your Freedom of Information:

 

“I am seeking information about the potential impact of central government
welfare reform policies on eviction rates and geographical displacement of
households with council housing tenancies. My information request relates
to
three welfare reform policies:

- Under-Occupancy (also known as Removal of Spare Room Subsidy /
Bedroom Tax)

- The Benefit Cap

- Universal Credit roll-out

I understand that under Section 16 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
there is a duty to assist and advise the requester. I would appreciate
your
advice if you think my request needs any clarification in order to get the
information that I am looking for, or if it would exceed the cost limit in
its
present form.

1. Please provide an annual breakdown since April 2010 of the total number
of
unique council tenancies - including the total number of people recorded
as
living in them - that have been evicted due to the non-payment of rent
arrears.

2. For each year of this annual breakdown since April 2013, please
disclose
how many of these evicted households - including the total number of
people
recorded as living in them - had at some point been affected by:

a. Under-occupancy

b. Under-occupancy and the Benefit Cap

c. Under-occupancy and the Benefit Cap and Universal Credit roll-out

3. How many of the evicted households affected by a, b, or c - including
the
total number of people recorded as living in them - went on to make a
successful homelessness application to the local authority?

4. Of these successful homeless applications, please disclose how many
households - including the total number of people recorded as living in
them -
were placed in temporary accommodation in a different local authority area
and disclose the destination local authority area in each case.”

 

Response:

 

Burnley Borough Council is not a stock holding authority.

 

You may, if dissatisfied with the treatment of your request, ask the
council to conduct a review of its decision under the council's complaints
procedure. The review will be carried out by someone who has not been
involved in dealing with your request for information. Please e-mail or
write if you would like a review.

 

If, following the review, you remain dissatisfied with the council's
treatment of your request then you may take your complaint to the
Information Commissioner at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire
SK9 5AF.

 

Regards

Susan Kaewchaluay

Freedom of Information

Link Officer

Susan Kaewchaluay
Team Support Officer
Housing & Dev Control

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