Housing benefit element

Currently waiting for a response from Sheffield City Council, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Dear Sheffield City Council,

How many people have their housing benefit paid directly to their landlord? In last year?
What is the Council criteria for having the housing benefit element paid directly to a landlord? Eg private tenant

Yours faithfully,

John Brown

FOI, Sheffield City Council

Dear John Brown,
 
Thank you for your recent request for information relating to housing
benefit paid directly to landlord which we received on 03/02/2020.
 
This has been logged as a Freedom of Information Request, and will be
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act.  The reference number for
your request can be found above.
 
The Freedom of Information Act states that we must respond to you within
20 working days, therefore, you should expect to hear a response from us
by 02/03/2020.
 
In the meantime, if you have any queries please, contact us at the email
address below.
 
Thank you.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Sheffield City Council
PO Box 1283
Sheffield, S1 1UJ
Email: [1][Sheffield City Council request email]
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_____________________________________________
From: John Brown [[2]mailto:[FOI #641171 email]]
Sent: 03 February 2020 02:11
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Housing benefit element
 
Dear Sheffield City Council,
 
How many people have their housing benefit paid directly to their
landlord? In last year?
What is the Council criteria for having the housing benefit element paid
directly to a landlord? Eg private tenant
 
Yours faithfully,
 
John Brown
 
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FOI, Sheffield City Council

Dear John Brown,
 
Thank you for your recent request for information relating to housing
benefit paid directly to landlord which we received on 03/02/2020.
 
This has been logged as a Freedom of Information Request, and will be
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act.  The reference number for
your request can be found above.
 
Before we can begin to process your Freedom of Information Request, we
would like to clarify what information you require.
 
Can you please confirm if you are looking for a current snapshot of how
many people have Housing Benefits paid to landlords and in addition, how
many were there in the last year?
 
Also, can you please confirm what you define as ‘last year’, is this
January to December 2019 or by financial year (April 2018-March 2019).
 
This is an initial clarification and we may need to come back to you at a
later date if we need to re-clarify any elements of the information you’ve
requested when we are locating the relevant data. We do ask individuals to
be specific in regard to the information they wish to obtain to allow
appropriate assessment and processing of their request which is completed
at public expense.
 
The Freedom of Information Act states that we must respond to a Freedom of
Information request within 20 working days, however, the 20 working days
do not include any time spent clarifying a request.  Therefore, once we
have received your clarification, we can continue processing your request
within this time frame.
 
You can provide your clarification by writing to the address above,
emailing [1][Sheffield City Council request email] or by telephoning 0114 2734567 and asking
for the Information and Knowledge Management Team.
 
We look forward to hearing from you.
 
Sheffield City Council
PO Box 1283
Sheffield, S1 1UJ
Email: [2][Sheffield City Council request email]
P Please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to
 
_____________________________________________
From: John Brown [[3]mailto:[FOI #641171 email]]
Sent: 03 February 2020 02:11
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Housing benefit element
 
Dear Sheffield City Council,
 
How many people have their housing benefit paid directly to their
landlord? In last year?
What is the Council criteria for having the housing benefit element paid
directly to a landlord? Eg private tenant
 
Yours faithfully,
 
John Brown
 
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[4][FOI #641171 email]
 
Is [5][Sheffield City Council request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information
requests to Sheffield City Council? If so, please contact us using this
form:
[6]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:
[7]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...
 
For more detailed guidance on safely disclosing information, read the
latest advice from the ICO:
[8]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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