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HB & LHA payments 2012- 13 E. Sussex

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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
Allowance (LHA):-

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.

Yours faithfully,

Erik Zoha

Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

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.


You asked for information on the above. Unfortunately the County Council
does not hold this information, as this is the responsibility of the
District and Borough Councils. If you have not already also written to
those authorities, the link below contains the relevant contact details.





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Yours sincerely



Jeremy Coleman

Freedom of Information Adviser

East Sussex County Council

Governance and Community Services Department

C3F, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent


East Sussex BN7 1UE


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