LHA/HB costs

Pamela Stoneman made this Freedom of Information request to Sefton Borough Council

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Dear Sefton 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

Jason Duffy, Sefton Borough Council

Dear Pamela Stoneman,

I refer to your request, received on 6^th October 2013, under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 for data in respect of Housing Benefit payments. 

I shall respond to your request for information in the order that you
submitted them in.

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

 

2010/ 2011 - £47,267,795.22

2011/ 2012 - £52,959,438.27

2012/ 2013 - £57,041,836.49

 

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

Such data is not recorded and, therefore, not available.

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

 

2010/2011 - £31,417,645.69

2011/2012 - £37,994,533.03

2012/2013 - £40,288,092.05

 

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

Such data is not recorded and, therefore, not available.

If you have a query with the content of this letter, please contact me
directly on 0151 934 4335 or at the above address.

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Richard Roscoe, Data Protection and Information Security Officer:
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Yours sincerely

Jason Duffy IRRV (Hons)
Deputy Benefit Manager
Sefton Council (Benefits)
Finance & Information Services St Peters House
Balliol Road
BootleL20 3AB

Office number: 0151 934 4335
[mobile number]

 

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