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Freedom of Information Request

Discretionary Housing Payments: 2019 and 2020

Received: 22 December 2020

I would like to make the following request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please could you inform me of the following:

(i) The total number of discretionary housing payments made by your council over the period April-December 2020
(ii) The total number of discretionary housing payments made by your council over the period April-December 2020 made to (i) private renters (ii) social renters
(iii) If available, the total number of discretionary housing payments per month made by your council over the period April-December 2020
(iv) The total amount in cash terms in issued discretionary housing payments over the period April-December 2020

(v) The total number of discretionary housing payments made by your council over the period April 2019 - March 2020
(vi) The total number of discretionary housing payments made by your council over the period April 2019 - March 2020 made to (i) private renters (ii) social renters
(vii) If available, the total number of discretionary housing payments per month made by your council over the period April 2019 - March 2020
(viii) The total amount in cash terms issued discretionary housing payments over the period April 2019 - March 2020


For order to be able to analyse your answer, I would be very grateful if your response could be made in the following form:

(i) The total number of discretionary housing payments made over the period April-December 2020 [or insert other relevant period] is [XXX]
(ii) The total number of discretionary housing payments made over the period April -December 2020 [or insert other relevant period] made to (i) private renters was [X] (ii) social renters was [X]
(iii) If available, the total number of discretionary housing payments per month made by your council over the period April-December 2020 [or insert other relevant period] is [April: X, May: X, June: X, July: X, Aug: X, Sept: X, Oct: X, Nov: X, Dec: X] [if not available, please answer n/a]
(iv) The total amount in cash terms issued in discretionary housing payments over the period April-December 2020 [or insert other relevant period] is £XXX

(v) The total number of discretionary housing payments made over the period April 2019 - March 2020 [or insert other relevant period] was [XXX]
(vi) The total number of discretionary housing payments made over the period April 2019 - March 2020 [or insert other relevant period] made to (i) private renters was [X] (ii) social renters was [X]
(vii) If available, the total number of discretionary housing payments per month made by your council over the period April 2019 - March 2020 [or insert other relevant period] was [April: X, May: X, June: X, July: X, Aug: X, Sept: X, Oct: X, Nov: X, Dec: X] [if not available, please answer n/a]
(viii) The total amount in cash terms issued in discretionary housing payments over the period April 2019 - March 2020 [or insert other relevant period] was £XXX.

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