FOI Request - Property Criteria - Underoccupancy Penalty

Request 101000231063

Prior to the implementation of the new social size criteria/underoccupancy penalty in April 2013:

1) How many people were underoccupying their social property by 1 room for both
a) working age and
b) non-working age?

2) How many people were underoccupaying their social property by 2 rooms for both
a) working age and
b) non-working age?

3) How many people were underoccupying their social property by more than 3 rooms or more for both
a) working age and
b) non-working age?

As of the 1st March 2014:
1) How many people were underoccupying their social property by 1 room for both
a) working age and
b) non-working age?

2) How many people were underoccupaying their social property by 2 rooms for both
a) working age and
b) non-working age?

3) How many people were underoccupying their social property by more than 3 rooms or more for both
a) working age and
b) non-working age?

Response 21-03-2014

This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

What we can provide, based on analysis done at the time, is the number of working age tenants in receipt of housing benefit who were under-occupying Council properties by 1, 2 or 3+ bedrooms at the dates requested:

Under-occupying by…..

Prior to implementation (22/3/13)

1st March 2014

1 room

415

358

2 rooms

74

47

3+ rooms

7

1

Total

496

406

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