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Evictions and Out-of-Area Rehousing of Council Tenants affected by Welfare Reform

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Dear Waverley Borough Council,

I am seeking information about the potential impact of central government welfare reform policies on eviction rates and geographical displacement of households with council housing tenancies. My information request relates to three welfare reform policies:

- Under-Occupancy (also known as Removal of Spare Room Subsidy / Bedroom Tax)

- The Benefit Cap

- Universal Credit roll-out

I understand that under Section 16 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 there is a duty to assist and advise the requester. I would appreciate your advice if you think my request needs any clarification in order to get the information that I am looking for, or if it would exceed the cost limit in its present form.

1. Please provide an annual breakdown since April 2010 of the total number of unique council tenancies - including the total number of people recorded as living in them - that have been evicted due to the non-payment of rent arrears.

2. For each year of this annual breakdown since April 2013, please disclose how many of these evicted households - including the total number of people recorded as living in them - had at some point been affected by:

a. Under-occupancy

b. Under-occupancy and the Benefit Cap

c. Under-occupancy and the Benefit Cap and Universal Credit roll-out

3. How many of the evicted households affected by a, b, or c - including the total number of people recorded as living in them - went on to make a successful homelessness application to the local authority?

4. Of these successful homeless applications, please disclose how many households - including the total number of people recorded as living in them - were placed in temporary accommodation in a different local authority area and disclose the destination local authority area in each case.

Yours faithfully,

Ffion Weaver

foi@waverley.gov.uk, Waverley Borough Council

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Freedom of Information, Waverley Borough Council

Dear Ffion Weaver,

Freedom of Information Request: Ref WAV 1403490.

Thank you for your email requesting information about Evictions and
Out-of-Area Rehousing of Council Tenants affected by Welfare Reform.

We will deal with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and it is our intention to send you a response by 20 February 2018, 20
working days from the receipt of your email.

Yours sincerely,

Ellie Dosanjh
Legal Services Apprentice
Waverley Borough Council
[1]www.waverley.gov.uk
Direct Line: 01483 523403

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Freedom of Information, Waverley Borough Council

Dear Ms Weaver,

 

Freedom of Information Request: Ref WAV 1403490.

 

I am writing in response to your request for information regarding
Evictions and Out-of-Area Rehousing of Council Tenants affected by Welfare
Reform.

I apologise for the delay in response.

 

I can confirm the following information.

 

1.Please provide an annual breakdown since April 2010 of the total number
of unique council tenancies - including the total number of people
recorded as living in them - that have been evicted due to the non-payment
of rent arrears.

 

We assume that you are seeking the information by reference to year (April
to April)

 

            A          B

2010     5          6

2011     2          3

2012     2          3

2013     5          6

2014     7          8

2015     6          7

2016     5          6

2017     3          3

2018     0          0

 

A-Total evicted for rent arrears

B- Total number recorded living in the tenancies

 

2. For each year of this annual breakdown since April 2013, please
disclose how many of these evicted households - including the total number
of people recorded as living in them - had at some point been affected by:
a. Under-occupancy b. Under-occupancy and the Benefit Cap c.
Under-occupancy and the Benefit Cap and Universal Credit roll-out

            a          b          c

2013     1 (1)     0          0

2014     4 (4)     0          0         

2015     0          0          0

2016     1 (2)     0          0

2017     0          0          0         

2018     0          0          0         

 

a – affected by under-occupancy

b – affected by under occupancy and the benefit cap

c – affected by under occupancy, the benefit cap and universal credit roll
out

 

The numbers above refers to households – the numbers in brackets refer to
the total number of people recorded as living in all of the households.

 

How many of the evicted households affected by a, b, or c - including the
total number of people recorded as living in them - went on to make a
successful homelessness application to the local authority?

 

None.

 

4. Of these successful homeless applications, please disclose how many
households - including the total number of people recorded as living in
them - were placed in temporary accommodation in a different local
authority area and disclose the destination local authority area in each
case.

 

N/A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Website: [1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Ellie Dosanjh

Legal Services Apprentice

Waverley Borough Council

[2]www.waverley.gov.uk

Direct Line: 01483 523403

 

 

This email, and any files attached to it, is confidential and solely for
the use of the individual or organisation to whom it is addressed.
The opinions expressed in this email are not necessarily those of Waverley
Borough Council.
The Council is not responsible for any changes made to the message after
it has been sent. If you are not the intended recipient of this email or
the person responsible for delivering it to them you may not copy it,
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any other person. To do so may be unlawful.
Please visit our website at http://www.waverley.gov.uk

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2. http://www.waverley.gov.uk/

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