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

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Dear Conwy County 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,

[name removed] [name removed]

Uned Llyw-Gwyb / Info-Gov Unit, Conwy County Borough Council

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Hayley Lancaster, Conwy County Borough Council

Dear Madam

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

 

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
Council under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Unfortunately the Council does not hold any information relevant to your
request.

 

Conwy CBC is not a social landlord. The Council’s housing stock was
transferred to Cartrefi Conwy in 2008.

 

If for whatever reason you are unhappy with the response please do not
hesitate to contact us by e-mail, or by post, remembering to quote the
above reference number in any future communications.

 

Please ensure all email correspondence is sent to the
[1][Conwy Council request email] email address

 

Uned Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth/ Information Governance Unit

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol CONWY County Borough Council

E-Bost / E-Mail: [2][email address]

 

 

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