Discretionary Housing Payments

Linda Burnip made this Freedom of Information request to Leicester City Council

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The request was partially successful.

Dear Sir or Madam,

What is the total budget for DHPs this financial year? How much of this budget has already been spent and how much has been allocated for the reminder of the year?

Has Leicester City Council spent their total DHP budget already? If yes are they applying for further funding and if so when will they know the outcome of that application?

Yours faithfully,

Linda Burnip

Julie Turner, Leicester City Council

Dear Ms Burnip

I confirm that your request for information was received on 21/10/09. Your request is being considered and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days from the first working day following the date of receipt, which is 18/11/09, as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Information is usually provided in paper copy form. If you require alternative formats, e.g. language, audio, large print, etc. then please let me know.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions that may prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information specifically covered by the exemption will not be released, but any other information held that is relevant to your request will be released.

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A fee maybe payable for this information. You will be informed if a fee is payable and, in this event, the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released. The 20 working day time limit for responses will be suspended until receipt of the payment. Please be aware that if payment is not received within 3 calendar months of the date of this letter, your request will be closed and you will have to re-apply for the information should you still want it.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact:
Julie Turner
Adults & Housing
Leicester City Council
New Walk Centre, B5
Welford Place
e-mail: hsng.[Leicester City Council request email]
Telephone: 0116 252 6845

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Telephone: 01625 545 700

Yours sincerely

Julie Turner
Strategy & Performance Officer, Leicester City Council
Tel: 0116 252 6845
New Walk Centre B5, Welford Place, Leicester, LE1 6ZG

foia, Leicester City Council

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Dear Ms Burnip

Please find attached Leicester City Council's response to your recent Freedom of Information request.


Information Governance Team
External Tel: 0116 252 7028
Internal Tel: 29 7028
Email: [Leicester City Council request email]