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Freedom of information request response - 06318

FOI request

FOI ID number
06318
Regarding
Payments to landlords and caseload
Request

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible. 

Questions 1-3 of my request relates to the practice of local authorities paying private landlords monetary incentives to house clients who have approached the council as homeless or threatened with homelessness. 

  1. For each year (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 to date), on how many occasions did the local authority l pay a private landlord a monetary incentive to house a client who had approached the authority as homeless or threatened with homelessness? 
  2. For each year (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 to date), how much money did the local authority pay to private landlords in incentives to house clients who had approached as homeless or threatened with homelessness? 
  3. Across the whole of 2018 only, what was the highest individual incentive the local authority paid to a private landlord to house a client who had approached as homeless or threatened with homelessness?  
  4. How much did the council spend (broken down by year, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 to date) on:

a.) discretionary housing payments

b.) if the council has a Bond and Rent guarantee scheme/ Tenancy Deposit scheme - how much was spent each year 

  1. For each year (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 to date) how much did the local authority pay to house people in temporary accommodation? 
  2. Please provide a.) the total number of FTE Housing support staff employed by the council, b.) the total number of live housing cases as at 1 August 2019 - (or other suitable chosen date)

 

If time is an issue, please provide figures from 2013 onwards only

Our response

Response

1.

2013 0

2014 0

2015 4

2016 3

2017 11

2018 1 (up to April 2018)

2.

Information not held prior to 2018

2018 – £0

2019 – £0

3.

 2018 - £0

4.

a)

2013 - £154,500

2014 - £164,500

2015 - £122,000

2016 - £153,000

2017 - £150,000

2018 - £166,500

 

5.

Information not held prior to 2018

2018 - £4,078.00

2019 – £7,904.01

5.

Information not held prior to 2018

2018 - £18,657.21

2019 - £17,181.74

6.

a. 8

b. 43

 

Response date
28 August 2019