FOI Request - Bedroom Tax 2013-14

Request 101000290410

The information I require is as follows:

a) The number of households in arrears of bedroom tax for 2013/14.

Response 29-10-2014

We cannot give a precise answer to this question as it's not possible to distinguish between arrears that are a direct result of the so-called 'bedroom tax' and arrears which are a result of other factors.

We can say that on 10th April 2014 (end of 2013/14), 109 of the 411 tenants affected by this levy on that day were in arrears. However, we can't say how much of those arrears were attributable to this levy and how much to e.g. historic arrears, non-payment of other deductions, changes in circumstances etc.

Here's a link to a Committee report which provides more detail about the situation as at 14th March 2014 (section 4), which might be useful:

http://www.moray.gov.uk/minutes/data/CC20140429/Item%2016%20-%20%20Welfare%20Reform%20Update.pdf

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