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Freedom of Information Request

Housing Benefit Subsidy Loss

Received: 23 December 2019

I am researching the impact of Housing Benefit subsidy loss as part of my studies. I would be grateful if you could please provide a response to the questions in the attached spreadsheet under the Freedom of Information Act.

There are 14 questions, of which 6 are simply yes / no responses. I understand that the person responsible for your Housing Benefits service should have ready access to the remaining information.


Section 1: Housing Benefit Local Authority Error
Financial Year 2017/18 Answer
Did the Total LA Error Housing Benefits overpayment exceed the lower threshold? Yes / No
Did the Total LA Error Housing Benefits overpayments exceed the upper threshold? Yes / No
Amount of Housing Benefits LA Error Overpayments £
Amount of Housing Benefit expenditure attracting 100% subsidy £
The % of total Housing Benefits LA Error overpayments compared to the total expenditure attracting 100%? %
Financial Year 2018/19 Answer
Did the Total LA Error Housing Benefits overpayment exceed the lower threshold? Yes / No
Did the Total LA Error Housing Benefits overpayments exceed the upper threshold? Yes / No
Amount of Housing Benefits LA Error Overpayments £
Amount of Housing Benefit expenditure attracting 100% subsidy £
The % of total Housing Benefits LA Error overpayments compared to the total expenditure attracting 100%? %

Section 2: Housing Benefits and Council Tax Support Quality Checking
Financial Year 2017/18 Answer
Do you undertake random quality checking? Yes / No
For the random quality checking undertaking what % of claims are deemed financially accurate? %
Financial Year 2018/19 Answer
Do you undertake random quality checking? Yes / No
For the random quality checking undertaking what % of claims are deemed financially accurate? %

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download

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