FOI Request - UC Claimants' Rent Arrears
For each of the following points in time:
- End of the reporting year 2018/19
- End of the reporting year 2017/18
- End of the reporting year 2016/17
- End of the reporting year 2015/16
Please could you tell me:
1. How many council tenants (including those in council-run emergency/temporary accommodation if applicable) were in arrears on their rent?
2. What was the total sum owed in arrears?
3. How many of those tenants were Universal Credit claimants?
4. What was the total THEY owed?
Please could you also tell me:
5. How does the council plan to cover the current shortfall in rent owed in arrears?
6. When was Universal Credit rolled out in your authority’s area?
1. to 4.
|No of tenants in rent arrears||Total arrears owed||No of Universal Credit claimants||Total arrears owed by Universal Credit claimants|
|As of 31/01/2020
End of the reporting year 2018/19
End of the reporting year 2017/18
End of the reporting year 2016/17
End of the reporting year 2015/16
* In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised this information is not held.
Please note the following points:
The figures included in the table do not include arrears for those tenants in council run emergency/temporary accommodation.
The figures included in the table only include current tenant arrears which are owed to the council.
Moray Council full roll out of Universal Credit started in June 2018. We started monitoring this from October 2018.
5. The Council has a Rent Arrears Policy and comprehensive procedures in place to minimise the level of rent arrears in a sensitive but effective manner. Budget provision is also set aside for Bad and Doubtful Debts and this is monitored throughout the year and reviewed annually as part of the budget setting process.
6. Full roll out our Universal Credit started in Moray on 27 June 2018