FOI Request - Discretionary Housing Payments 2

Request 101000231024

For each of the following financial years a) 2011/12 (b) 2012/13 (c) 2013/14) (d) 2014/15, could you please provide the following information (where applicable):

1) The amount of money given to you in Discretionary Housing Payments?

2) The amount of money given to you in Discretionary Housing Payments for specific expenditure on ameliorating the impact of the new social size criteria/underoccupancy penalty?

3) The amount of money allocated for expenditure on Discretionary Housing Payments in each Council Budget?

4) The amount of money allocated for expenditure on Discretionary Housing Payments in each Council to ameliorate the impact of the new social size criteria/underoccupancy penalty?

5) The amount of money spent on Discretionary Housing Payments?

6) The amount of money spent on Discretionary Housing Payments specifically to ameliorate the impact of the new social size criteria/underoccupancy penalty?

Response 19-03-2014

1) 

(a) £9042

(b) £18543         

(c) £252,167 from DWP and £374,539 from Scottish Government                             

(d) £228,368 from DWP and £209,539 from Scottish Government

2) 

(a) £0 not applicable     

(b) £0 not applicable                     

(c) £374,539 from Scottish Government, specific expenditure from DWP is unknown        

(d) £209,539 from Scottish Government, specific expenditure from DWP is unknown

3) 

(a) £0                                   

(b) £0                  

(c) £0                   

(d) £0

4) 

(a) £0 not applicable     

(b) £0 not applicable                     

(c) £0                   

(d) £0

5) 

(a) £9398                            

(b) £17518                         

(c) £152K so far               

(d) £0

6) 

(a) £0 not applicable     

(b) £0 not applicable                     

(c) Retrieving this information will attract a cost, currently estimated at £26. This is calculated at 24 hours @ £15 (£360), minus the first £100 in accordance with Section 9 of the FOI (Scotland) Act 2002. The council may only charge 10% of the total cost, the total therefore as indicated above.

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(d) £0

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