Freedom of information request response - 05890
I am seeking information relating to accommodation that has been classed as 'exempt'. I am seeking the housing benefit paid for such accommodation, broken down into housing benefit, and to include service charges as outlined below.
Exempt accommodation is defined as:
"1) “Exempt accommodation” is a term used in Housing Benefit and Universal Credit to describe supported accommodation where the rules that normally limit the amount of rent covered by a benefit award do not apply.
The usual meaning of “exempt accommodation” is where the accommodation is provided by a landlord in the social or voluntary sector and the benefit claimant is provided with care, support or supervision by the landlord or by someone acting on the landlord’s behalf.
A claimant occupying exempt accommodation does not have their housing benefit restricted to local housing allowance."
Please can you disclose the following:
- details of the lowest awarded eligible core rent;
- details of the highest awarded eligible core rent;
- details of the lowest awarded gross eligible rent (i.e. inclusive of the core rent and the eligible service charges);
- details of the highest awarded gross eligible rent (i.e. inclusive of the core rent and the eligible service charges); and
- Please confirm the names of exempt accommodation providers in your area. Please name the providers/landlords who currently hold exempt accommodation status in respect of any of their residents.
The lowest awarded eligible core rent is £81.49
The highest awarded eligible core rent is £186.46
The lowest awarded gross eligible rent is £152.35
The highest awarded gross eligible rent is £333.75
The landlords with exempt accommodation are: