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

Isabel Marshall made this Freedom of Information request to North Kesteven District Council

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Dear North Kesteven District 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,

Isabel Marshall

NK - FOI, North Kesteven District Council

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Ref No: 17/529

 

23 January 2018

 

Dear Ms Marshall

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request regarding: Evictions and
Out-of-Area Rehousing of Council Tenants affected by Welfare Reform.

 

We can confirm your request was received on 23 January 2018. This will be
dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
answered within twenty working days. 

 

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will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

 

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future communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Angelika Fryziak

Performance and Information Officer

Corporate and Customer Services

North Kesteven District Council

 

Telephone: 01529 308016 Ext: 28016

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Ref No: 17/529

 

9 February 2018

 

Dear Ms Marshall

 

We refer to previous correspondence regarding your request for information
relating to: Evictions and Out-of-Area Rehousing of Council Tenants
affected by Welfare Reform.

 

The information you requested is attached.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted to the Freedom of Information Officer within two months of the
date of receipt of the response to your original letter either via email
at: [1][North Kesteven District Council request email] or by post to North Kesteven District
Council, Corporate and Customer Services, Kesteven Street, Sleaford,
Lincs, NG34 7EF.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Ms Helen Snowden

Performance and Information Assistant

Corporate Information Team

North Kesteven District Council

Tel No. 01529 414155 Ext. 28186

 

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