Housing Benefit Award payments to Yorkshire Housing

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Leeds City Council,

Under the provisions of FOIA please advise the following:

Please the total amount of housing benefit awarded to Yorkshire Housing for the property at 49 Sunneyfields, Wakefield from 1st April 2017 until date of this request.

Please advise if there were any breaks in payments to Yorkshire Housing during this time.

Personal data can and should be redacted per DPA.

Please also provide the HM Treasury conditions of funding grant appertaining to housing benefit awards paid to social housing providers.

Please supply this information in electronic format and I shall look forward to a full and frank disclosure within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Samantha Kean

DPFOI, Leeds City Council

Dear Ms. Kean

Freedom of information request Ref 20294 : Housing benefits awarded

Thank you for your request for the above information which we received 19, January 2018. We will respond to your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

We have passed your request onto Saleem Aziz, Information Governance Officer, Resources & Housing, [email address] who will arrange a response within the appropriate statutory time limit.

Please remember to quote reference number FOI 20294 in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Malika Doust
Information Governance Support Officer
Information Governance and Managements Team (City and Communities)
Digital Information Service

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IMG.CC.requests, Leeds City Council

Dear Samantha Kean,

 

In response to the above request which I received on 19, January 2018,
the Council requires further details from you before progressing your
request.

 

Could you please provide the following information; the full address with
postcode please, as we cannot find this address on our system. It may be
that is not a Leeds address and may be covered by Wakefield MDC.

 

The Council will not be able to proceed with this request until you supply
the additional information required.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should address your concerns in writing to Paul Burns, Resources &
Housing, Information Management and Governance, 3rd Floor, Leonardo, 2
Rossington Street, Leeds LS2 8HD or by emailing
[email address].

 

You also have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act
to ask the Information Commissioner to decide whether we have met with our
obligations under the act.  The Commissioner has however made it clear
that he expects all applicants to exhaust internal appeals procedures
prior to making such an application. Should you wish to contact the
Commissioner’s office then you can write to the following address:

 

            Office of the Information Commissioner,

            Wycliffe House,

            Water Lane,

            Wilmslow,

            Cheshire,

            SK9 5AF.

 

You may also contact the Commissioner via his website at [1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

I trust that this is self-explanatory.  If you have any queries please
contact me 0113 37 87891, or by return email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Saleem Aziz

Information Governance Officer

t: 0113 37 87891

e: [2][email address]

e: [3][email address]

e: w: [4]www.leeds.gov.uk 

 

Information Governance, Digital and Information Service

Information is everyone’s business and responsibility.”

 

 

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Dear IMG.CC.requests,

Sunnyside, East Ardsley, Wakefield, iWF3 2JR

Yours sincerely,

Samantha Kean

IMG.CC.requests, Leeds City Council

Dear Samantha Kean,

 

Freedom of Information Request (Ref: 20294)

 

I refer to the above and your request dated 19, January 2018. I have
contacted the relevant services and now provide a response to the
following request Housing benefits awarded.

 

Under the provisions of FOIA please advise the following:

Please the total amount of housing benefit awarded to Yorkshire Housing
for the property at 49 Sunneyfields, Wakefield from 1st April 2017 until
date of this request.

Please advise if there were any breaks in payments to Yorkshire Housing
during this time.

Personal data can and should be redacted per DPA.

Please also provide the HM Treasury conditions of funding grant
appertaining to housing benefit awards paid to social housing providers.

 

I can confirm that the department holds information that you have asked
for, but in this case we will not be providing it to you as it is exempt
from disclosure. 

 

We are not obliged, under section 40(2) of the Act, to provide information
that is the personal information of another person if releasing would
contravene any of the provisions in the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). In
this instance we believe that the release of this information would
contravene the first data protection principle and therefore section 40
(2) is engaged. The terms of this exemption in the Freedom of Information
Act mean that we do not have to consider whether or not it would be in the
public interest for you to have the information. We consider that the
first condition, set out in Section 40(3) is satisfied in that disclosure
to the public otherwise than under the Act would contravene one of the
data protection principles, namely the first principle that personal data
must be processed fairly and lawfully, and must not be processed unless at
least one of the fair processing conditions in Schedule 2 of the Data
Protection Act 1998 is met. Although the information requested is very
much financial related in respect of payments, we believe that if you or
others were aware of the individual(s) residing at the property, you would
potentially be aware that he or she may be on benefits and could be
identified. As such we believe the information being requested is personal
data relating to the individual(s) and thus decided against the release of
it.

 

I trust that this response is satisfactory. If however you are
dissatisfied with this response you have a right to appeal to an
independent officer within Resources & Housing. They will re-examine your
request and assess whether we have adhered to the requirements of the act.
Should you wish to follow this course of action please address your
concerns in writing to Paul Burns, Resources & Housing, Information
Management and Governance, 3rd Floor, Leonardo, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds
LS2 8HD or by emailing [email address].

 

You also have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act
to ask the Information Commissioner to decide whether we have met with our
obligations under the act.  The Commissioner has however made it clear
that he expects all applicants to exhaust internal appeals procedures
prior to making such an application. Should you wish to contact the
Commissioner’s office then you can write to the following address:

 

            Office of the Information Commissioner,

            Wycliffe House,

            Water Lane,

            Wilmslow,

            Cheshire,

            SK9 5AF.

 

You may also contact the Commissioner via his website at [1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

I trust that this is self-explanatory.  If you have any queries please
contact me on 0113 37 87891, or by return email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Saleem Aziz

Information Governance Officer

t: 0113 37 87891

e: [2][email address]

e: [3][email address]

e: w: [4]www.leeds.gov.uk 

 

Information Governance, Digital and Information Service

Information is everyone’s business and responsibility.”

 

 

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IMG.CC.requests, Leeds City Council

Apologies, with regards to the third question, please see below.

 

The Housing Benefit regulations are set by the Department for Works and
Pensions(DWP) and not HM Treasury.  I have enclosed links to the relevant
Housing Benefit regulations below.

 

[1]http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2006/... (working age)

 

[2]http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2006/... (persons who
have reached state pension credit age)

 

Kind regards

 

 

Saleem Aziz

Information Governance Officer

t: 0113 37 87891

e: [3][email address]

e: [4][email address]

e: w: [5]www.leeds.gov.uk 

 

Information Governance, Digital and Information Service

Information is everyone’s business and responsibility.”

 

 

From: IMG.CC.requests
Sent: 15 February 2018 12:16
To: '[FOI #458341 email]'
<[FOI #458341 email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information Request (Ref: 20294)

 

Dear Samantha Kean,

 

Freedom of Information Request (Ref: 20294)

 

I refer to the above and your request dated 19, January 2018. I have
contacted the relevant services and now provide a response to the
following request Housing benefits awarded.

 

Under the provisions of FOIA please advise the following:

Please the total amount of housing benefit awarded to Yorkshire Housing
for the property at 49 Sunneyfields, Wakefield from 1st April 2017 until
date of this request.

Please advise if there were any breaks in payments to Yorkshire Housing
during this time.

Personal data can and should be redacted per DPA.

Please also provide the HM Treasury conditions of funding grant
appertaining to housing benefit awards paid to social housing providers.

 

I can confirm that the department holds information that you have asked
for, but in this case we will not be providing it to you as it is exempt
from disclosure. 

 

We are not obliged, under section 40(2) of the Act, to provide information
that is the personal information of another person if releasing would
contravene any of the provisions in the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). In
this instance we believe that the release of this information would
contravene the first data protection principle and therefore section 40
(2) is engaged. The terms of this exemption in the Freedom of Information
Act mean that we do not have to consider whether or not it would be in the
public interest for you to have the information. We consider that the
first condition, set out in Section 40(3) is satisfied in that disclosure
to the public otherwise than under the Act would contravene one of the
data protection principles, namely the first principle that personal data
must be processed fairly and lawfully, and must not be processed unless at
least one of the fair processing conditions in Schedule 2 of the Data
Protection Act 1998 is met. Although the information requested is very
much financial related in respect of payments, we believe that if you or
others were aware of the individual(s) residing at the property, you would
potentially be aware that he or she may be on benefits and could be
identified. As such we believe the information being requested is personal
data relating to the individual(s) and thus decided against the release of
it.

 

I trust that this response is satisfactory. If however you are
dissatisfied with this response you have a right to appeal to an
independent officer within Resources & Housing. They will re-examine your
request and assess whether we have adhered to the requirements of the act.
Should you wish to follow this course of action please address your
concerns in writing to Paul Burns, Resources & Housing, Information
Management and Governance, 3rd Floor, Leonardo, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds
LS2 8HD or by emailing [6][email address].

 

You also have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act
to ask the Information Commissioner to decide whether we have met with our
obligations under the act.  The Commissioner has however made it clear
that he expects all applicants to exhaust internal appeals procedures
prior to making such an application. Should you wish to contact the
Commissioner’s office then you can write to the following address:

 

            Office of the Information Commissioner,

            Wycliffe House,

            Water Lane,

            Wilmslow,

            Cheshire,

            SK9 5AF.

 

You may also contact the Commissioner via his website at [7]www.ico.gov.uk

 

I trust that this is self-explanatory.  If you have any queries please
contact me on 0113 37 87891, or by return email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Saleem Aziz

Information Governance Officer

t: 0113 37 87891

e: [8][email address]

e: [9][email address]

e: w: [10]www.leeds.gov.uk 

 

Information Governance, Digital and Information Service

Information is everyone’s business and responsibility.”

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

 

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