LHA/HB costs

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Dear Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council,

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


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:


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

Yours faithfully,

Pamela Stoneman

Peter Williams, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Stoneman,

RE: Freedom of Information request - LHA/HB costs

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Pamela Stoneman left an annotation ()

Note to myself to look over the Social Landlord figure and just why that would be lower re the transfer of stock to another social landlord.