Please find attached an FOI request regarding the impact of welfare sanctions in your local authority.
Please send through the data electronically in the form of an Excel spreadsheet.
Brentwood Borough Council does not administer Local Welfare Assistance and so I am unable to provide this information.
Requests for urgent assistance are funded by the Essential Living Fund (ELF) administered centrally from Southend and applications can be made on line: www.southend.gov.uk/elfforessex
I am also unable to provide the information regarding the reason for JSA/ESA claims ending as a result of a sanction or disentitlement. Although information regarding the cessation of these benefits is received by the local authority, we do not record the reasons for the ending of these benefits.