Information regarding Housing Benefit claim numbers and amounts

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Dear Ashford Borough Council,

I would like to recieve the following information:

1. Number of active Housing Benefit Claims on the first Monday of April each year for as far back as your records allow.
2. Number of active Housing Benefit Claims on the first Monday of April each year where either (or both of) the Claimant or their Partner is recorded as having had "Earned Income" on that date, for as far back as your records allow.
3. The Total amount of Housing Benefit paid for the week starting on the first Monday of April each year for as far back as your records allow.
4. The Total amount of Housing Benefit paid for the week starting on the first Monday of April each year where either (or both of) the Claimant or their Partner is recorded as having had "Earned Income" on the first Monday of April, for as far back as your records allow.

I would like to make it clear that I would consider income from Self Employment to be "Earned Income"

For your convenience, the dates of the first Monday of April for the last 15 years are below:
04/04/2011
05/04/2010
06/04/2009
07/04/2008
02/04/2007
03/04/2006
04/04/2005
05/04/2004
07/04/2003
01/04/2002
02/04/2001
03/04/2000
05/04/1999
06/04/1998
07/04/1997

Many thanks for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Mr J Chandler

Peter Purcell, Ashford Borough Council

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Dear Mr Chandler

 

I am unable to supply the information requested as it would require a new
program to be written to extract the data and the cost of this would
exceed the designated £450.

 

If you wish to moderate your enquiry please let me know.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Peter Purcell

Revenues & Benefits Manager

Ashford Borough Council

(01233) 330562

 

 

 

Dear Ashford Borough Council,

I would like to recieve the following information:

 

1. Number of active Housing Benefit Claims on the first Monday of April
each year for as far back as your records allow.

2. Number of active Housing Benefit Claims on the first Monday of April
each year where either (or both of) the Claimant or their Partner is
recorded as having had "Earned Income" on that date, for as far back as
your records allow.

3. The Total amount of Housing Benefit paid for the week starting on the
first Monday of April each year for as far back as your records allow.

4. The Total amount of Housing Benefit paid for the week starting on the
first Monday of April each year where either (or both of the Claimant or
their Partner is recorded as having had "Earned Income" on the first
Monday of April, for as far back as your records allow.

    

I would like to make it clear that I would consider income from Self
Employment to be "Earned Income"

    

For your convenience, the dates of the first Monday of April for the last
15 years are below:

04/04/2011

05/04/2010

06/04/2009

07/04/2008

02/04/2007

03/04/2006

04/04/2005

05/04/2004

07/04/2003

01/04/2002

02/04/2001

03/04/2000

05/04/1999

06/04/1998

07/04/1997

    

Many thanks for your help.

    

Yours faithfully,

Mr J Chandler

    

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #105476 email]

 

 

 

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Dear Peter Purcell,

Please could you let me know which Benefit Assessment software you are using.

Yours sincerely,

Mr J Chandler

Peter Purcell, Ashford Borough Council

Dear Mr Chandler

It is Northgate's i-world.

Yours sincerely

Peter Purcell
Revenues & Benefits Manager
Ashford Borough Council
(01233) 330562

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Dear Peter Purcell,

I am extremely familiar with the iWorld system. This information is available from from the system, either by writing a simple query using the Business Objects system that Northgate provide, or by the writing of a simple sql query against the database.

I would therefore ask that you look again at my request.

Yours sincerely,

Mr J Chandler

Peter Purcell, Ashford Borough Council

Dear Mr Chandler

The excessive time to write a Business Objects report was the response I
received from our IT people. Have you been supplied with this
information by another i-world user if so please advise me & I can refer
to them if the answer is similar?

Yours sincerely

Peter Purcell
Revenues & Benefits Manager
Ashford Borough Council
(01233) 330562

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Dear Peter Purcell,

I have recieved an excellent reply from Angus Council, who tell me that they also use the Northgate system. For their response (which includes contact details), please see http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/in...

I appologise for the length of time taken for me to reply to you, but you are one of the first councils that I had requested details from.

Yours sincerely,

Mr J Chandler

Peter Purcell, Ashford Borough Council

I am out of the office until Monday 5th March 2012.

If the matter is urgent please contact Peter Budden on 01233 330698 or
[email address]

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Dear Ashford Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Ashford Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Information regarding Housing Benefit claim numbers and amounts'.

I have not received a satisfactory response to my request from yourselves. Please review my request urgently.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/in...

Yours faithfully,

Mr J Chandler

FOI Requests, Ashford Borough Council

Dear Mr Chandler

An internal review has been arranged. You will be contacted once the
review has taken placed.

Ashford Borough Council

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FOI Requests, Ashford Borough Council

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Dear Mr Chandler

 

Please find attached the response to the internal review which was carried
out in relation to your recent Freedom of Information request.

 

Ashford Borough Council

 

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