LHA/HB costs

Pamela Stoneman made this Freedom of Information request to North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council,

1. How much was spent on Housing Benefit payments for social housing
tenancies in financial years:

2010/2011
2011/2012
2012/2013

This should only relate to properties that are or could be affected
directly by what is known as the Bedroom Tax. Please do not include
figures for the homeless or B&B's in your reply etc.

2. How many households was the Housing Benefit amount in Q1 for? Please
quote for each year.

3. How much was spent on Local Housing Allowance payments for private
tenancies in financial years:

2010/2011
2011/2012
2012/2013

4. How many households was the Local Housing Allowance amount in Q3 for? Please quote for each year.

Yours faithfully,

Pamela Stoneman

FOI Officer, North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Pamela Stoneman

 

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From: Pamela Stoneman [mailto:[FOI #179189 email]]
Sent: 30 September 2013 15:56
To: FOI Officer
Subject: Freedom of Information request - LHA/HB costs [Scanned]

 

Dear North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council,

1. How much was spent on Housing Benefit payments for social housing
tenancies in financial years:

2010/2011
2011/2012
2012/2013

This should only relate to properties that are or could be affected
directly by what is known as the Bedroom Tax. Please do not include
figures for the homeless or B&B's in your reply etc.

2. How many households was the Housing Benefit amount in Q1 for? Please
quote for each year.

3. How much was spent on Local Housing Allowance payments for private
tenancies in financial years:

2010/2011
2011/2012
2012/2013

4. How many households was the Local Housing Allowance amount in Q3 for?
Please quote for each year.

Yours faithfully,

Pamela Stoneman

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Dear Pamela Stoneman
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
 
In all further correspondence please quote our reference RFI 130854
 
Your request for information under the above legislation has now been
considered. Please see response attached and please accept my apologies on
behalf of the Council for the delay in providing this.
 
Please note that an anonymised copy of this response will be published in
our Disclosure Log.
 
This is a record of responses to completed requests for information that
the Council has received and dealt with under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 from 6th July 2009
onwards. The Disclosure Log is available online at the following address:
 
[1]http://www.northtyneside.gov.uk/foi-disc...
 
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