Dear East Sussex County Council,
I am doing research about the Bedroom Tax and have 2 related
questions regarding Housing Benefit (HB) and Local Housing
1. How much money was spent by your local authority on Housing Benefit (HB) payments in the financial year 2012/2013?
2. How much money was spent by your local authority on Local
Housing Allowance (LHA) payments in the financial year 2012/2013?
I would be grateful if you'd acknowledge my FOI request at the earliest opportunity, and reply in full as soon as possible. I think the questions are clear; if you require clarification, please email me further. Thank you.
Dear Mr Zoha
FOI Request ref 2938 / Zoha / HB & LHA payments 2012- 13 E. Sussex
I am writing in response to your request regarding the above.
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