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Freedom of information request response - 05626

FOI request

FOI ID number
05626
Regarding
Housing Benefit and B&Bs
Request

The total number of households claiming Housing Benefit from a Bed and Breakfast*, and/or other accommodation with board and lodgings, in the following financial years (only include those not owed a statutory duty but living in a B&B i.e. NOT placed by Housing Options):

  1. 2016/2017
  2. 2017/2018

AND

The total number of households placed in Bed and Breakfast*, and/or other accommodation with board and lodgings, through homeless placement teams in the following financial years (those owed a statutory duty and were placed in a B&B by Housing Options):

  • 2016/2017
  • 2017/2018

(* We assume that these Bed and Breakfast properties are owned, and/or managed by private landlords)

If your response to the above questions is ‘0’ please clearly explain your reasoning for this.

Please clearly indicate in your response which numbers correspond to which group of B&B residents, i.e. if they are private households living in B&B or if the household has been placed by the local authority’s Housing Options team as part of homelessness. If you cannot differentiate between the two groups please indicate this in your response.

 

Our response

Response

We did not pay housing benefit to, or for, anyone living in Bed and Breakfast or Board and Lodging in 2016-17 or 2017-18. We did not receive any claims from this type of accommodation. The one establishment we use is not willing to complete all the necessary paperwork.

Number of households place in Bed and Breakfast, and/or other accommodation with board and lodging:

  • 2016/2017 = 1
  • 2017/2018 = 4
Response date
03 October 2018