Income Support claimant loans for carpets (FOI)
Income Support claimant loans for carpets (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 30 June 2022.
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How much money has been loaned to social housing tenants to pay for carpets between 2016 and 2021?
How many social housing tenants have applied for loans to pay for carpets between 2016 and 2021?
How many social housing tenants have defaulted on loans between 2016 and 2021?
Which companies are included in the official list of suppliers for carpets in social housing?
The data held and provided in response to this Freedom of Information request relates to Income Support claimants; not all social housing tenants, as this information is not held in accordance with Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.
The following amounts have been loaned to income support claimants who live in social housing to pay for carpets between 2016 and 2021.
The following number of income support claimants who live in social housing have applied for loans to pay for carpets between 2016 and 2021
Income support claimants in social housing have their loan deducted from ongoing claims. This information is held on their individual record and not on a separate register.
Therefore Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied as it would take more than 12.5 hours to review each claim and extract the relevant data.
Currently there is one supplier for carpets for social housing income support claimants: Carpets For You Ltd
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