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

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Dear Sandwell 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

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Thank you for contacting Sandwell Council.

Your request has been passed to the relevant service area, who will contact you shortly.

Please quote your reference number INT1-343389912 on all future correspondence.

Regards

Corporate Contact Centre
Customer Services
Transform Sandwell

www.sandwell.gov.uk

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Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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Please find attached a letter from Sandwell Council in response to your recent contact.

This letter will advise you of the timescales for response and will provide our contact details should you need to get in touch.

If you cannot open the attachment please download the FREE adobe reader that can be found at www.adobe.com
Please do not reply to this e-mail but instead use the contact details found in the letter.

Kay Gould, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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Good morning Ms Stoneman

 

Please find enclosed my response to your Freedom of Information request
relating to Housing Benefit.

 

Regards

Kay Gould

 

 

Kay Gould

Team Leader for Benefits Operations

Revenues and Benefits Service

 

[1]Strategic Resources col

 

PO Box 2374

Sandwell Council House

Oldbury

West Midlands

B69 3DE

 

Email:  Kay_Gould@Sandwell.gov.uk

Tel:  0121 569 6240.  

 

[2]Information Classification

 

(IL0) Level 0 - Not Protectively Marked

 

(IL1) Level 1  – Protect

Cause distress to individuals

Public confidence in public services and inconvenience - minor
inconvenience likely to reduce an individual's perception of service

No risk to any party’s personal safety

Minor financial loss to any party

Minor damage to any party’s standing or reputation

Cause minor distress to any party

No assistance in the commission of or hindrance to the detection of crime

 

(IL2) Level 2  – Protect

Cause substantial distress to individuals

Breach proper undertakings to maintain the confidence of information
provided by third parties

Breach statutory restrictions on the disclosure of information

Cause moderate financial loss or loss of earning potential to, or
facilitate improper gain or advantage for, individuals or companies

Prejudice the investigation or facilitate the commission of crime

Disadvantage government in commercial or policy negotiations with others

 

(IL3) Level 3  – Restricted

Cause significant financial loss or loss of earning potential to, or
facilitate improper gain or advantage for, individuals or companies
(Depending on severity as to whether PROTECT or not).

Prejudice the investigation or facilitate the commission of crime
(Depending on severity as to whether PROTECT or not)

Disadvantage government in commercial or policy negotiations with others
(Depending on severity as to whether PROTECT or not).

Impeded the effective development or operation of government policies.

Undermine the proper management of the public sector and its operations.

 

 

 

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Dear Kay Gould,

Apologies for my delay in responding. However, I appear not to be able to read the word document you have sent me. If you can re-send in pdf format like your previous reply then that would be fantastic.

Yours sincerely,

Pamela Stoneman

Kay Gould, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Unfortunately, I am not available until 6/1/14 -please ring  0121 569 6239
if your enquiry is urgent.

 

Regards

Kay

 

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Dear Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council,

I look forward to your reply.

Regards

Pamela Stoneman

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Thank you for contacting Sandwell Council.

Your request has been passed to the relevant service area, who will contact you shortly.

Please quote your reference number INT1-661948764 on all future correspondence.

Regards

Corporate Contact Centre
Customer Services
Transform Sandwell

www.sandwell.gov.uk

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Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Stoneman,

Thank you for your e.mail. Unfortunately there is not enough
information for us to process it. The information we require is as
follows: Please can you advise if you have received a response to your FOI request?

Please be advised that if we do not hear from you within 10 working days
we will assume you do not wish to progress the matter any further and
will close our record down accordingly.

Regards

Corporate Contact Centre
Customer Services
Transform Sandwell
www.sandwell.gov.uk

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