FOI Request - Council Tenant Rents & Financial Aid

Request 101000406277

I would be grateful if you could please send me information regarding council tenants:

1. How many council households have there been in each year since 2007/08?

2. In how many instances have council households been in rent payment arrears in each year since 2007/08? (When a household fails to make a payment for rent, please count that as one instance. If a household has been in arrears 3 times in one year, please count this as 3 instances. Please provide a total of instances for all households within each year).

3. To how many council households has the Council provided any form of financial assistance in each year since 2007/08?

4. How much money has the Council spent in each year since 2007/08 to different forms of financial assistance? Please provide a sum total for each year, and also break this down by
a. Housing benefits
b. Extra or other financial entitlements
c. Other (if applicable)

5. How many evictions from council homes have there been in each year since 2007/08?

Response 01-02-2016

Q1 -

YEAR NO OF TENANTS
2007/08

5853

2008/09

5774

2009/10

5698

2010/11

5677

2011/12

5705

2012/13

5838

2013/14

5893

2014/15

5957

 

Q2: The only information available is the number of accounts in arrears at the end of the reporting year. Data as follows

 

YEAR NO OF ACCOUNTS IN ARREARS AT PERIOD END
2007/08

955

 
2008/09

871

 
2009/10

990

 
2010/11

990

 
2011/12

414

 
2012/13

1067

 
2013/14

916

 
2014/15

983

 

 

Q3 and 4

Council Tenants    Discretionary Housing Benefit Crisis Grants Community Care Grants
2007/8 Number NOT AVAIL N/A N/A
Spend      
2008/9 Number NOT AVAIL N/A N/A
Spend      
2009/10 Number NOT AVAIL N/A N/A
Spend      
2010/11 Number 16 N/A N/A
Spend £7,431    
2011/12 Number 47 N/A N/A
Spend £9,398    
2012/13 Number 70 N/A N/A
Spend £18,543    
2013/14 Number 292 See note 4
Spend £87,481
2014/15 Number 589
Spend £221,161

Notes on above table:
1. DHP details not available 2007/8 - 2009/10 As this information is not held it is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
2. DHP details 2010/11 to 2012/13 limited to total number of households and spend. Unable to provide details specific to Council households.
3. Moray Council only responsible for Scottish Welfare Fund  (Crisis Grants and Community Care Grants) from 2013/14.
4. This information is exempt under Section 27(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the information is due for publication within the next 12 weeks. For ease of reference, it will be published here.

 

Council Tenants  HOUSING BENEFIT  
2007/8 Total claims N/A
Spend £5,722,171
2008/9 Total claims N/A
Spend £5,660,319
2009/10 Total claims N/A
Spend £6,131,357
2010/11 Total claims 3443
Spend £6,292,600
2011/12 Total claims 3603
Spend £6,328,894
2012/13 Total claims 3775
Spend £6,758,288
2013/14 Total claims 3908
Spend £6,589,133
2014/15 Total claims 3849
Spend £6,938,130

Q5: This information is exempt under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information otherwise accessible on the Scottish Government website. For ease of reference please find a link to the web page here. Please see tab TblLADetail.

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