Universal Credit

Joel Lamy made this Freedom of Information request to Mid Suffolk District Council

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Dear Mid Suffolk District Council,

Can I please request under the Freedom of Information Act:

1a) The number of Universal Credit claimants currently in rent arrears on their local authority-owned home;

1b) The combined value of all these arrears.

2a) The number of Housing Benefit claimants currently in rent arrears on their local authority-owned home;

2b) The combined value of all these arrears.

3) The total amount of rent, in £, which was owed but never paid by claimants of Universal Credit for local authority-owned dwellings since January 1 2013;

4) For each municipal year since 2013/14 and including 2018/19 to date, the number of evictions per year of households in receipt of Housing Benefit (separate figures by year please);

5) For each municipal year since 2013/14 and including 2018/19 to date, the number of evictions per year of households in receipt of Universal Credit (separate figures by year please).

If you cannot comply with my request within cost limits, please provide me with advice on how I may refine my request,

Yours faithfully,

Joel Lamy

BMSDC Data Protection,

Dear Sir,

Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations request

Thank you for your request to Mid Suffolk District Council dated 21 March 2019. Your request will be answered within 20 working days.

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact us. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection
Tel: 0300 1234000 Email: [email address]
www.babergh.gov.uk www.midsuffolk.gov.uk
Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils - Working Together
Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2BX

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Dear BMSDC Data Protection,

The deadline you legally are expected to have responded by has now passed. Can you please respond imminently.

Yours sincerely,

Joel Lamy

BMSDC Data Protection,

Dear Sir,
 
We refer to your recent request for information. We apologise for the
length of time it has taken to respond.
 
Request:
 
1a) The number of Universal Credit claimants currently in rent arrears on
their local authority-owned home;  
 
1b) The combined value of all these arrears.
 
2a) The number of Housing Benefit claimants currently in rent arrears on
their local authority-owned home;
 
2b) The combined value of all these arrears.
 
3) The total amount of rent, in £, which was owed but never paid by
claimants of Universal Credit for local authority-owned dwellings since
January 1 2013;
 
4) For each municipal year since 2013/14 and including 2018/19 to date,
the number of evictions per year of households in receipt of Housing
Benefit (separate figures by year please);
 
5) For each municipal year since 2013/14 and including 2018/19 to date,
the number of evictions per year of households in receipt of Universal
Credit (separate figures by year please).
 
Response:
 
1a) The number of Universal Credit claimants currently in rent arrears on
their local authority-owned home;   94
 
1b) The combined value of all these arrears    £112,944.79
 
2a) The number of Housing Benefit claimants currently in rent arrears on
their local authority-owned home;  411
 
2b) The combined value of all these arrears -£81,882.32
 
3) The total amount of rent, in £, which was owed but never paid by
claimants of Universal Credit for local authority-owned dwellings since
January 1 2013;    Unable to collate this information.
 
4) For each municipal year since 2013/14 and including 2018/19 to date,
the number of evictions per year of households in receipt of Housing
Benefit (separate figures by year please);
 
2013/2014 - Not collated
2014/2015 - Not collated
2015/2016 - 0
2016/2017 - 0
2017/2018 -0
2018/2019 - 0
 
5) For each municipal year since 2013/14 and including 2018/19 to date,
the number of evictions per year of households in receipt of Universal
Credit (separate figures by year please).
 
2013/2014 - N/A
2014/2015 - N/A
2015/2016 -N/A
2016/2017 - 0
2017/2018 - 0
2018/2019 - 0
 
 
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Yours sincerely,
 
Data Protection
Tel: 0300 1234000
Email: [email address]
[1]www.babergh.gov.uk  [2]www.midsuffolk.gov.uk
Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils - Working Together
Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2BX
 
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