FOI request (FOI208242)
Rogue Landlord spend
Requested Tue 07 March 2017
Responded Tue 07 March 2017
I would like to request the information pertaining to how Hastings council has so far spent the £122,734 it received last year from the Department of Communities & Local Government. The announcement that Hastings had received the funds was made on 22nd January 2016 by the then housing minister Brandon Lewis. As these funds were granted for the sole purpose of cracking down on rogue landlords, I would like to know how many, if any, raids on properties have been carried out, and how many of these raids involved immigration officers from the UK Border Agency (now known as UK Visas and Immigration).
ResponseThis information is held
The money had to be spent by 31 March 2016. Hastings Borough Council spent £103,734 the money as follows:Employees £43,716, Transport £10, Supplies Services £4,744, Support Services £55,264. £19,000 was returned back to the DCLG.No raids have been carried out.
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