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FOI 13225

B&B Accomodation

Request

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from councils housing department:


1. What is the total number of households the council is currently providing emergency (B&B / Guesthouse) accommodation for?


2. How many households requiring emergency (B&B / Guesthouse) accommodation are currently being provided this accommodation outside of the council's boundaries?


3. For the years, 2010-2016 (to date) what is the total spend by the authority for providing emergency (B&B / Guesthouse) accommodation?


4. Could you please provide a list of companies and individuals that have received payment for providing emergency (B&B / Guesthouse) accommodation to households so far in 2016?


If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under your Section 16 obligations, as to how I can refine my request
to be included in the scope of the Act.


In any case, if you can identify ways that my request could be refined please provide further advice and assistance to indicate this.

Response

We can confirm that your request has been deemed:
1. To relate [in whole or part] to recorded information held by Brentwood Borough Council.
2. Is not data personal to yourself.
3. Does not require an obligation to create new information.
4. Is not related to prohibited and/or exempt information (other than as marked above where relevant).
5. Is a valid request.
6. Does not place an unreasonable burden on resources and/or exceed the set costs limited.
7. Not to require a charge to be levied to the information requester.
You have requested the following information:

1. What is the total number of households the council is currently providing emergency (B&B / Guesthouse) accommodation for? 60 as of 01/11/2016


2. How many households requiring emergency (B&B / Guesthouse) accommodation are currently being provided this accommodation outside of the council's boundaries? 19 as of 01/11/2016


3. For the years, 2010-2016 (to date) what is the total spend by the authority for providing emergency (B&B / Guesthouse) accommodation?

2015/16 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09
Bed & Breakfast 191,225 125,113 66,178 27,545 17,283 21,354 35,186 106,161


4. Could you please provide a list of companies and individuals that have received payment for providing emergency (B&B / Guesthouse) accommodation to households so far in 2016? This information is exempt under section 43 of the FOI 2000 as it relates to protected commercial interests.