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

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Dear North Tyneside Metropolitan 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,

Isabel Marshall

FOI Officer, North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

In all further correspondence please quote our reference RFI 1801076. 
Thank you for your request for information. 

 

Your request was received on 23/01/2018 and the Council is dealing with it
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

 

As required by the legislation, the Council aims to answer your request
promptly, but no later than 20 working days after receipt. As stated in
the Information Commissioner’s guidance, Awareness Guidance 11 Time for
Compliance, the 20 working day clock starts the day after the Council
received the request. The due date has been calculated to be 20/02/2018. 

 

If the information you have requested contains reference to a third party,
then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or
not to release the information to you.

 

Very occasionally, fees may be payable for the supply of information under
the Freedom of Information Act.  This will be considered, and if fees are
payable in respect of this request the Council will contact you before
proceeding in order to be sure that you are happy to go ahead.  Any fees
that do apply must be paid before the information is processed and
released.

 

Please note that an anonymised copy of our response to your request may be
published in the Council’s Disclosure Log where appropriate.  This is a
record of responses to completed requests for information that the Council
has received and dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 from 6 July 2009 onwards.

 

The Council’s Disclosure Log is available online at the following address:

 

[1]http://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/category/...

 

If you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

 

Eilidh Cook

Information Officer

Information Governance

[2]North Tyneside Council.

 

Tel: (0191) 643 5363 / 2333

 

[3]Facebook[4]Twitter email 

 

[5]www.northtyneside.gov.uk 

 

 

From: Isabel Marshall [mailto:[FOI #459410 email]]
Sent: 23 January 2018 16:36
To: FOI Officer
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Evictions and Out-of-Area
Rehousing of Council Tenants affected by Welfare Reform [Scanned]

 

Dear North Tyneside Metropolitan 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,

Isabel Marshall

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FOI Officer, North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

3 Attachments

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

In all further correspondence please quote our reference RFI 1801076. 

 

Your request for information under the above legislation has now been
considered. Please see response attached.

 

Please note that an anonymised copy of this response may be published in
our Disclosure Log where appropriate.

 

This is a record of responses to completed requests for information that
the Council has received and dealt with under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 from 6th July 2009
onwards. The Disclosure Log is available online at the following address:

 

[1]http://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/category/...

 

I trust that this information answers your request, but if you have any
further requests please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

If you are unhappy with the way the Council has handled your request, you
may ask for an internal review. Please contact the Information Governance
Team no later than 40 working days after the date of this letter, after
which time we will consider the matter closed.

 

Law and Governance

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e-mail [2][North Tyneside Council request email]

 

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner
at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

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SK9 5AF

 

[3]www.ico.org.uk

 

 

 

Eilidh Cook

Information Officer

Information Governance

[4]North Tyneside Council.

 

Tel: (0191) 643 5363 / 2333

 

[5]Facebook[6]Twitter email 

 

[7]www.northtyneside.gov.uk 

 

 

From: FOI Officer
Sent: 24 January 2018 09:58
To: 'Isabel Marshall'
Cc: FOI Officer
Subject: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION RFI
1801076. [Scanned]

 

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

In all further correspondence please quote our reference RFI 1801076. 
Thank you for your request for information. 

 

Your request was received on 23/01/2018 and the Council is dealing with it
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

 

As required by the legislation, the Council aims to answer your request
promptly, but no later than 20 working days after receipt. As stated in
the Information Commissioner’s guidance, Awareness Guidance 11 Time for
Compliance, the 20 working day clock starts the day after the Council
received the request. The due date has been calculated to be 20/02/2018. 

 

If the information you have requested contains reference to a third party,
then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or
not to release the information to you.

 

Very occasionally, fees may be payable for the supply of information under
the Freedom of Information Act.  This will be considered, and if fees are
payable in respect of this request the Council will contact you before
proceeding in order to be sure that you are happy to go ahead.  Any fees
that do apply must be paid before the information is processed and
released.

 

Please note that an anonymised copy of our response to your request may be
published in the Council’s Disclosure Log where appropriate.  This is a
record of responses to completed requests for information that the Council
has received and dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 from 6 July 2009 onwards.

 

The Council’s Disclosure Log is available online at the following address:

 

[8]http://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/category/...

 

If you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

 

Eilidh Cook

Information Officer

Information Governance

[9]North Tyneside Council.

 

Tel: (0191) 643 5363 / 2333

 

[10]Facebook[11]Twitter email 

 

[12]www.northtyneside.gov.uk 

 

 

From: Isabel Marshall
[[13]mailto:[FOI #459410 email]]
Sent: 23 January 2018 16:36
To: FOI Officer
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Evictions and Out-of-Area
Rehousing of Council Tenants affected by Welfare Reform [Scanned]

 

Dear North Tyneside Metropolitan 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,

Isabel Marshall

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[14][FOI #459410 email]

Is [15][North Tyneside Council request email] the wrong address for Freedom of
Information requests to North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council? If
so, please contact us using this form:
[16]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
[17]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...

For more detailed guidance on safely disclosing information, read the
latest advice from the ICO:
[18]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

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