This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Housing benefit and council tax benefit mandatory reconsiderations'.



 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Date:   13th December 2019 
 
Response/Digest FOI:    0179 
 
Wrexham County Borough Council does hold the information requested. 
 
 
 
REQUEST/RESPONSE (in blue) 
 
I would like to request the following information: 
 
1, the number of housing benefit and council tax benefit decisions taken over the last 
four years by an outsourced provider/contractor 
 
NIL 
 
2, the number of checks undertaken by the council of outsourced housing benefit 
and council tax benefit decisions over the last four years. Such checks are required 
under the Contracting Out (Functions of Local Authorities: Income-Related Benefits) 
Order 2002, rule 4. 
 
3, the proportion of checked decisions that were considered by the council to be 
erroneous 
 
4, the efforts made by outsourced providers to prevent such errors from recurring. 
 
5, the number of mandatory reconsiderations lodged against housing benefit and 
council tax benefit decisions for each of the last four years  
 
6, the number of mandatory reconsiderations in favour of the individual claimant  
 
7, the identity of the body under such mandatory reconsiderations, ie the council or 
an outsourced provider and 
 
8, the identity of that outsourced provider. 
 
 
2 – 8 Not Applicable 
 
 
 
 
 
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