FOI request (FOI221239)
Housing Benefit Claims
Requested Fri 01 September 2017
Responded Fri 01 September 2017
This request, through the Freedom of Information Act of 2000, is looking to collect the number of individuals living in unsupported temporary accommodation from 2010-2016. In order to assess this, I am requesting the following information:
1. Private tenants claiming housing benefit from a Bed and Breakfast and/or all other accommodation with board and lodgings
a. This information broken down by financial year (1st April - 31st March), i.e. the above number in 2010/2011; 2011/2012; 2012/2013; 2013/2014; 2014/2015; 2015/2016
2. Private tenants claiming housing benefit from a Bed and Breakfast and/or all other accommodation with board and lodgings (as described above) on 1st January in each of the above years.
2010 = 145 2011 = 66 2012 = 97 2013 = 51 2014 = 84 2015 = 42 2016 = 111 Q2a
NOTICE OF REFUSAL
The information you have requested would require us to manually check each case fo dates, it is estimated this would take 46 hours in total therefore 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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