Universal Credit

Joel Lamy made this Freedom of Information request to Runnymede Borough Council

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Dear Runnymede Borough 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

FOI, Runnymede Borough Council

       

Dear Joel

 

This is to acknowledge receipt of your freedom of information request,
reference 19.03.57  received on 21 March 2019.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

 

Regards

 

FOI Officer | Runnymede Borough Council

[1][email address]        [2]www.runnymede.gov.uk       

 

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your personal data. Please see our [3]Privacy Statement for further
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HousingBCFOI, Runnymede Borough Council

Dear Mr Lamy,

 

Please see below for a response to your query:

 

1a) The number of Universal Credit claimants currently in rent arrears on
their local authority-owned home; 62 Claimants

 

1b) The combined value of all these arrears. £49,199.87

 

2a) The number of Housing Benefit claimants currently in rent arrears on
their local authority-owned home; 259 Claimants

 

2b) The combined value of all these arrears. £78,268.60

 

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; Data not available.

 

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 (1) 2014 (1) 2016 (2)

 

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). Data not available as we would
not know if they are claiming UC or not.

 

 

I hope that this information is sufficient for your purposes. 

 

If you are not satisfied with our response, we can offer you an internal
review and the link below takes you to our Complaints and Compliments
home-page within which there is a link to our Freedom of Information
internal review process

 

[1]https://www.runnymede.gov.uk/article/151...

 

If subsequently you are not satisfied with the Council’s decision you may
apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision.  Generally, the ICO
cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure
provided by the Council.

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at the following address:

 

The Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

SK9 5AS

 

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Regards

 

Tom

 

Tom Branagan | Housing Policy & Performance Officer | Runnymede Borough
Council

[3][email address] | 01932 425813 (direct line)
[4]www.runnymede.gov.uk

 

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Runnymede Borough Council's main telephone number is 01932 838383.

 

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