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Armed Forces Covenant

Request Description

1. Has the local authority signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant, as of July 16, 2015?

2. If the answer to Q1 is yes, when did this take place?

3. If the answer to Q1 is yes, how many servicemen and women and their families have been given priority status in applying for Government-sponsored affordable housing schemes since your authority's introduction of the Armed Forces Covenant?

4. If the answer to Q1 is no, how many servicemen and women and their families have been rehoused by the local authority or private registered providers during the 2013/14 and 2014/15 financial years?

5. Is there any other support given by the local authority in accordance with the Armed Forces Covenant? If so, please state what it is

For question 4, please give the figures separately for each financial year.

For questions 3 and 4, please take 'servicemen and women and their families' to mean 'a household containing at least one member of the Armed Forces, or recent Service leaver'.

Request Date16 July 2015
Requested byIndividual 
Released Date  

31 July 2015 

Response

1. Has the local authority signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant, as of July 16, 2015? - Yes

2. If the answer to Q1 is yes, when did this take place? - 8th July 2012

3. If the answer to Q1 is yes, how many servicemen and women and their families have been given priority status in applying for Government-sponsored affordable housing schemes since your authority's introduction of the Armed Forces Covenant? - The Council gives additional preference ie priority, on its housing register for current and ex armed forces personnel, that meet the criteria, for affordable rented accommodation in the district.  There are three on the register at todays date.

Further information can be found on our website: Housing support for former armed forces personnel

4. If the answer to Q1 is no, how many servicemen and women and their families have been rehoused by the local authority or private registered providers during the 2013/14 and 2014/15 financial years? - 2013/14 - 0, 2014/15 - 0.  

5. Is there any other support given by the local authority in accordance with the Armed Forces Covenant? If so, please state what it is - We offer leisure discounts and support Hertfordshire Heroes to raise awareness of other discounts available elsewhere.

Refused