FOI request (FOI-64946173)
Requested Wed 03 January 2018
Responded Mon 05 March 2018
Please can you tell me on how many occasions over the past five years housing associations have turned down a council nomination for a person to be given accommodation because of affordability concerns. Please provide the number of individuals turned down in each year.
If the housing association has stated the affordability concerns stem from the person being subject to the benefit cap or Universal Credit then please make this clear.
Please also list the name of the housing association that has turned down the nomination.
NOTICE OF REFUSAL
The information you have requested would require us to manually check approx. 1800 shortlists to establish which households have been rejected by the housing association and then check the household's record to establish the reason as to why it was rejected.
This would exceed the time limit set out by the Information Commissioner therefore under S12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides an exemption from the obligation to comply with a request for information if the estimated costs of complying with that request would exceed the prescribed appropriate limit.
We estimate that the costs of complying with your request would exceed the appropriate limit by a significant amount. For this reason we feel unable to comply with this question.
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