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FOI 9335

Social Sector Size Criteria for Housing

Request

· How many tenants who are or have been subject to the social sector size criteria in the local authority area would fall to be exempt from the social sector size criteria because they have a pre-1996 tenancy and have been continuously in receipt of Housing benefit since 01.01.1996 as defined by DWP in HB Bulletin U1/2014.

· What has been the cost to the local authority of the exemption?

· What has been the cost of implementing the spare-room subsidy removal to the local authority?

Response

How many tenants who are or have been subject to the social sector size criteria in the local authority area would fall to be exempt from the social sector size criteria because they have a pre-1996 tenancy and have been continuously in receipt of Housing benefit since 01.01.1996 as defined by DWP in HB Bulletin U1/2014
The department is unable to identify such cases

What has been the cost to the local authority of the exemption?
Any awards would be covered by HB subsidy

What has been the cost of implementing the spare-room subsidy removal to the local authority?
Nil – any revised awards would be covered by HB subsidy