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Freedom of Information Request

Universal Credit: Rent arrears and evictions

Received: 1 April 2019

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.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (not held) - application/pdf - Download

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