FOI Request - Rent Arrears

Request 101002185353

I would like any information you hold on the following:
(1) The number of council tenants on Universal Credit in rent arrears (figure by financial year since 2015)
(2) The total number of council tenants on Universal Credit in rent arrears since UC was rolled out in the local authority.
(3) The percentage of council tenants on Universal Credit in rent arrears.
(4) The average amount of rent arrears (for council tenants on UC).
(5) Whether your local authority plans to allocate money to cover costs associated with the roll-out of Universal Credit and rent arrears.

Response 18-06-2019

1) In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2012 please be advised that this information is not held. The Council only started collating this information during 2018 following the roll out of Full Service Universal Credit in Moray. At the 31 March 2019 there were 432 council tenants on Universal Credit in rent arrears.

2) In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2012 please be advised that this information is not held.

3) 8.5%

4) £380.89

5) None at present

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