FOI Request - Discretionary Housing Payments 2014-2016

Request 101000352152

1. What is the UK Government funding for discretionary housing payments to your Local Authority in a) 2014/15 and b) 2015/16

2. What is the Scottish Government funding for discretionary housing payments to your Local Authority in a) 2014/15 and b) 2015/16

3. What is the total amount allocated for i) public sector/housing association tenants and ii) private sector tenants in a) 2014/15 and b) 2015/16

4. Is there an anticipated shortfall in provision for private sector tenants

Response 04-06-2015

1.   a) 2014/15 = £228,368

      b) 2015/16 = £223,762

2.   a) 2014/15 = £209,554

      b) 2015/16 = £30,649

3.  Funding is not divided between public sector, housing association and private sector tenants. Applications are considered on a case by case basis in accordance with the Council's DHP policy and taking into account available budget.

4.  There is an anticipated shortfall in DHP funding for reasons other than under-occupancy, which will impact in the main on private sector tenants

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