FOI Request - Universal Credit Rent Arrears

Request 101001985971

This request concerns council housing and ALMO-run housing. If the council has no council housing stock or ALMO-run stock, it should provide a nil return to this request. If it has ALMO-run stock, please forward my request to the ALMO.
1. How many council housing tenant households are there overall?
2. Of the households referred to in response to question 1, how many are currently in arrears on their rent by at least one month?
3. Of the households referred to in response to question 1, how many are currently in arrears on their rent by at least two months?
PLEASE NOTE - THE FIGURE FOR QUESTION 2 SHOULD INCLUDE THE HOUSEHOLDS REFERRED TO IN RESPONSE TO QUESTION 3.
4. How many council housing tenant households currently receive Housing Benefit (not Universal Credit)?
5. Of the households referred to in response to question 4, how many are currently in arrears on their rent by at least one month?
6. Of the households referred to in response to question 4, how many are currently in arrears on their rent by at least two months?
PLEASE NOTE - THE FIGURE FOR QUESTION 5 SHOULD INCLUDE THE HOUSEHOLDS REFERRED TO IN RESPONSE TO QUESTION 6.
7. How many council housing tenant households currently receive Universal Credit?
8. Of the households referred to in response to question 7, how many are currently in arrears on their rent by at least one month?
9. Of the households referred to in response to question 7, how many are currently in arrears on their rent by at least two months?
PLEASE NOTE - THE FIGURE FOR QUESTION 8 SHOULD INCLUDE THE HOUSEHOLDS REFERRED TO IN RESPONSE TO QUESTION 9.
10. How many council housing tenant households currently receive Universal Credit, whose Universal Credit claim was opened after 1st April 2018?
With regard to question 10, a claim was "opened" when it started; subsequent alterations to the claim (due to variations in monthly earnings, for example) are irrelevant. Regarding households that moved into the local authority area after 1st April 2018 but had (or may have had) a pre-existing Universal Credit claim already in operation - please categorise these at your discretion, based on what is administratively easiest.
11. Of the households referred to in response to question 10, how many are currently in arrears on their rent by at least one month?
12. Of the households referred to in response to question 10, how many are currently in arrears on their rent by at least two months?
PLEASE NOTE - THE FIGURE FOR QUESTION 11 SHOULD INCLUDE THE HOUSEHOLDS REFERRED TO IN RESPONSE TO QUESTION 12.
I would like responses via email using the attached spreadsheet. Please contact me if you require any clarifications.

Response 06-12-2018

1. 6080
2. 533
3. 266

4. 2428
5. 95
6. 70

7. 405 (that we know of)
8. 168
9. 97

10. In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we can confirm that this information is not held.

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