FOI Request - Council Housing Tenants - Water Charges

Request 101001213079

would like to request the following information in response to the questions below, covering the tax year 2015-2016 (unless otherwise stated) held by yourselves or originated by yourselves.

1) As a local authority, do you have tenants in council housing that pay for their water supply through the local authority?

If yes

A) How many tenants pay for their water supply through the local authority
B) And what proportion of households does this represent)?
C) Does the local authority charge a flat rate for water supply to tenants in council housing?
D) Are water charges (flat rate or otherwise) set by the local authority, or the water company?
E) Does the local authority apply an admin fee to water bills, and if so, what is the level of this admin fee?
F) If a tenant wishes to pay their water bills directly to the water company, do they require permission from the local authority in order to liaise with the water company directly?

2) Charges
A) If you charge tenants in council housing for water supply based on the number of bedrooms, please could you provide:
•  the charge for water supply for tenants living in a one-bedroom property for the tax year 2016-17
•  the charge for water supply for tenants living in a two-bedroom property for the tax year 2016-17
•  the charge for water supply for tenants living in a three-bedroom property for the tax year 2016-17

B) If you charge tenants in council housing for water supply based on the number of individuals in the household, please could you provide:
•  the charge for water supply for a single council housing tenant for the whole tax year 2016-17;
•  the charge for water supply for two council housing tenants for the whole tax year 2016-17;
•  the charge for water supply for three or more council housing tenants for the whole tax year 2016-17.

3) Do you have a written agreement with your region’s water company with regards to water rates for local authority housing tenants?

Clarification sought 13-06-2016

No clarification received therefore case closed 08-08-2016

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