Housing Benefit Paid to Yorkshire Housing

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Dear Leeds City Council,

Under FOIA please supply the following information:

1. Please supply the total amount of housing benefit awarded to Yorkshire Housing per annum since 2014/15 until date of this request.

2. Please break this amount per annum, into the number of tenancies?

3. Please break this further into the number of housing benefit recipients per annum as above.

This information is disclosable under FOIA and I would like is to be disclosed in a readable format such as the following: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

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 21465 : Housing Benefit Paid to Yorkshire Housing

Thank you for your request for the above information which we received 22, June 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 Amanda Rudd, Data Quality Officer, Resources & Housing, [email address] who will arrange a response within the appropriate statutory time limit.

Please remember to quote reference number FOI 21465 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,


Freedom of Information Request (Ref: 21465)


Apologies for the delay. I have contacted the relevant services and now
provide a response to the following request Housing Benefit Paid to
Yorkshire Housing.


The 2017/18 data is not yet available to provide, however is in the
process of being complete. As soon as the information is available I will
respond further.


Year Number Of Claims Paid Value Paid
2014/15 842 £  3,162,126.03
2015/16 823 £  3,147,906.62
2016/17 795 £  3,106,594.77


Please note that I have broken the figure into the number of claims paid,
however we would not know the answer of the amount of tenancies as it’s
information we do not hold.


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 Communities & Environment. 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 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,



            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]

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Dear IMG.CC.requests,

Thank you, your response is very very helpful.

Yours sincerely,

Samantha Kean

IMG.CC.requests, Leeds City Council

Dear Samantha Kean,

The program that extracts details of payments to Landlords has now been run for 2017/18.

In 2017/18, the payments went to:

• Yorkshire Housing Ltd
• Yorkshire Metropolitan Housing ( for the majority of payments)

The totals are:

Year Number Of Claims Paid Value Paid
2017/18 759 £ 3,006,662.67

Kind regards

Saleem Aziz
Information Governance Officer
Digital and Information Service

t: 0113 37 87891
e: [email address]
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w: www.leeds.gov.uk

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