Dear Leeds City Council,
I am writing to make a request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible. If however this request is too wide or too unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under Section 16 of the act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.
Please can you provide a month by month breakdown of the number of appeals Leeds City Council has received concerning the reduction in housing benefit in relation to 'under occupancy' (spare room subsidy).
Please can you provide details of the number of appeals letters received broken down by (postcode district and postcode sector) and indicate in general terms the basis for the appeal. I would be happy to have a conversation with an officer to find out what level of explanation might provided in response to this question.
Using the same monthly and postcode area breakdown please can you show how many appeal letters the council has responded to so far and how many are still awaiting a decision?
Please could you show (against the same monthly and postcode
breakdown) how many of these appeals have been successful? Please also indicate the general grounds of successful appeals. Again, I would be happy to have a conversation with an officer to find out what level of explanation might be provided in response to this question.
Dear Jon Owen
I am writing this letter to confirm that we have received your request for
information about ‘under occupancy reductions in housing benefit’ I can
inform you we received this request on 28^th May 2013.
We are dealing with your request under the terms and conditions of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.
You will receive a full answer from us within 20 working days from the
date we received your enquiry.
In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we
will let you know. We will issue a fees notice to you and we will be able
to deal with your request once we have received payment.
Project Support Officer
Supporting the Director of Environment and Neighbourhoods
Strategy & Commissioning
Leeds City Council
Tel: 0113 2243004
Dear E&N Data Enquiries,
I have not received a response to the FOI request I submitted to you on the 28th May entitled 'Rent arrears resulting from the spare room subsidy.' You were required to respond to this request by the 25th June, or provide me with an explanation regarding why you have not been able to meet this deadline. I would be very grateful if respond with this message with either the information I requested or an explanation why you have not been able to provide me with this information as soon as possible.
Many thanks in advance for your help.
Dear Jon Owen,
Please accept my apologies for the delay in contacting you regarding your
request, unfortunately the delay was due to an administrative error.
To ensure that you get the information you are seeking I think it would be
helpful if an officer from the Benefits Service was to have a telephone
conversation as suggested in your request.
Therefore please could you email me your contact telephone number and also
let me know the most suitable time(s) to contact you, alternatively, if
you email me, I will be able to send you the officers name and contact
Once again, please accept my apologies regarding the delay in contacting
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Senior Information Governance Officer
Intelligence and Improvement Team
Leeds City Council
Tel: 07712 214826
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