Dear Clackmannanshire Council,Could you please provide me with the following information with
regards to Housing Benefit;

I) Payments made to claimants living in private accommodation
between April 2015 and April 2016

Ia) Amount in GBP of payments made to claimants living in private
April 2015/ April 2016
II) Payments made to housing association tenants between April 2015/ April 2016
IIb) Amount in GBP of payments made to claimants living in housing
association accommodation between April 2015/April 2016
III) Total amount paid out in Housing Benefit for the year April 2015/April 2016
And can I also have a full list of Landlords in Clackmannanshire please?

Yours faithfully,

Brian Ovens

Pearl McMenemy, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Mr. Brian Ovens Contact: Pearl McMenemy
Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: HOU040EBE8
Date: 20/11/2017

Dear Mr. Ovens

Freedom of Information : HOU040EBE8

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information which was received
on 17/11/2017 about Housing Benefit 2015/16.   It will be forwarded to the
appropriate Council Service for action and you should receive a response,
or a request for clarification by 15/12/2017. If there is a need to
clarify anything relating to your request, colleagues will contact you.  

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  

Yours sincerely

Pearl McMenemy

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Dear Clackmannanshire Council,
Thank you for the information. I have a query though on the figures, my total for payments of Benefits was over 8 Million but your total seems to be closer to 20 million, can you clear that up please?

Yours faithfully,

Brian Ovens

FOI, Clackmannanshire Council

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Hi Mr Ovens

The response supplied was information on Housing Association tenants and
Private tenants. The total figure paid includes Housing Benefit that is
paid to Local Authority tenants and the Homeless tenants, including Bed
and Breakfast.

Thanks
Pearl

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From: Brian Ovens <[FOI #447266 email]>
To: FOI requests at Clackmannanshire Council <[Clackmannanshire Council request email]>
Date: 29/11/2017 16:28
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Housing benefits 2015/2016

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Dear Clackmannanshire Council,
Thank you for the information. I have a query though on the figures, my
total for payments of Benefits was over 8 Million but your total seems to
be closer to 20 million, can you clear that up please?
Yours faithfully,
Brian Ovens

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Dear FOI,
Thanks again for your prompt reply, excellent work Pearl.

Yours sincerely,

Brian Ovens

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We have hidden a response from public view as we are concerned there may be accidentally released personal information contained within an attachment. We have written to the council to discuss the matter, we have invited the council to provide a replacement response if there is a problem.

In the meantime the text of the response stated:

To:
Mr. Brian Ovens Contact: Pearl McMenemy
Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: HOU040EBE8
Date: 29/11/2017

Dear Mr. Ovens

Freedom of Information Enquiry: HOU040EBE8

Thank you for your information request dated 17/11/2017.

I am happy to supply you with the information you requested.

I) Payments made to claimants living in private accommodation
between April 2015 and April 2016

1196

Ia) Amount in GBP of payments made to claimants living in private
April 2015/ April 2016

£ 3,676,662.05

II) Payments made to housing association tenants between April 2015/ April
2016

1422

IIb) Amount in GBP of payments made to claimants living in housing
association accommodation between April 2015/April 2016

£ 4,543,045.62

III) Total amount paid out in Housing Benefit for the year April
2015/April 2016

£ 19, 705,019.44

And can I also have a full list of Landlords in Clackmannanshire please?

see attachment.

Yours sincerely

Pearl McMenemy

(See attached file: Info for FOI 20112017.xlsx)

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| Council’s Head of Resources and Governance seeking a review of your |
| request. within 40 working days of receiving the response (the |
| address is: Clackmannanshire Council, Kilncraigs, Alloa FK10 1EB. |
| (Email address: [Clackmannanshire Council request email]). If you are not satisfied with |
| the outcome of the review you have the right to appeal directly to |
| The Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes |
| Road, St. Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS. |
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