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Freedom of Information Request

Exempt Accommodation

Received: 7 April 2022

1) Please complete the following questions below about the cost of exempt provision in your local authority in 2021/22.
A) How much did you spend on the provision of 'exempt accommodation'?
B) How many HB claims did you receive under the exempt rules?


2) Please complete the following questions below about the providers of exempt accommodation in your local authority for each of the following years: 2021/22
a) Total number of providers who received exempt HB funding
Of which were:
i) Registered Providers (registered with the Regulator of Social Housing).
ii) Registered Charities (Organisations registered with Charity Commission but not with Regulator for Social Housing)
iii) Community Interest Companies (registered as a CIC on the Companies House register, but not registered with the Regulator of Social Housing or the Charity Commission).
iv) Local Authority (including those where the Authority is also registered with the Regulator of Social Housing).
v) Other
b) Total number of units provided that received exempt HB funding for each of the following years: 2021/22
i) Registered Providers (registered with the Regulator of Social Housing).
ii) Registered Charities (Organisations registered with Charity Commission but not with Regulator for Social Housing)
iii) Community Interest Companies (registered as a CIC on the Companies House register, but not registered with the Regulator of Social Housing or the Charity Commission).
iv) Local Authority (including those where the Authority is also registered with the Regulator of Social Housing).
v) Other

3a) Could you provide a list of all providers that have provided exempt accommodation and, if possible, the number of claims they are/were responsible for? Could you please provide this data for the years 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22

4) a) Please can you provide links to or copies of any policy/procedure or guide for the following?
b) Please could you confirm if you have a dedicated team looking into exempt accommodation or exempt accommodation claims? If so, how many people in this team?

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (cost exceeds limit) - application/pdf - Download