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

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Dear Highland 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,

Sam Holmes

Highland Council

Case Ref: HC0226-2962  
Dear Sam Holmes, 
We acknowledge receipt of your request for information under the
FOI legislation received on 23/01/2018.
Subject: 
Tenant Information
Request Detail:
Dear Highland 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, Sam Holmes
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Community Services - Headquarters, Highland Council

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Please find attached information in response to your recent Freedom of Information request HC0226-2962.

Regards,
Lawrence Jones
Customer Services Officer
Community Services
The Highland Council
HQ
Glenurquhart Rd
Inverness
IV3 5NX

Tel. no. 01463 252946

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