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REF 82 - Housing Benefit income

Request

How much income has the Crown Estate received from councils in housing benefit payments over the past five years up to and including the end of December 2018? Please can you provide information for 2014, 15, 16, 17, 18 and break the information down year-by-year. Please can you also break the information down by number of tenants each year whose rent was paid via housing benefit. Please can you also categorise the information by which council paid the housing benefit directly to the Crown Estate

Response

In earlier correspondence it was confirmed to you that Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management) began operation on 1 April 2017, and you were advised to contact The Crown Estate for earlier information. Therefore, we are suppling information from 1 April 2017 onwards.

Crown Estate Scotland (IM) has not received any income from councils in housing benefit payments.