FOI Request - Bedroom Tax - Pensioners

Request 101000220026

I would like information about housing benefit. I am doing research into the so-called bedroom tax, and the amount that would be collected were pensioners not exempt.

I would like to know how many people in your area would be liable to pay the spare room subsidy, but are exempt because they are of pension age.

If it is possible to break down those numbers into how many people would be eligible to pay for one / two / three / four / more than four bedrooms but are exempt on grounds of age.

If it is possible to say how much would be raised per year by your council in revenue if the spare room subsidy were charged to pensioners, could you provide me with that figure please?

Response 06-02-2014

This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

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