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Freedom of Information Request

Council Tax Collection and Budgets

Received: 28 March 2019

Dear Barnet Borough Council,

Council Tax Collection -
For the last 2 full financial years can the Council please provide:

- Gross Collectable Debt
- Net Collectable Debt (Gross less discounts, exemptions and Council Tax Support)
- Amount of Council Tax Support awarded
- Overall number of Council Tax Support customers
- Number of working age Council Tax Support Customers
- Number of pensioner age Council Tax Support Customers
- Amount of net collectable debt from Council Tax Support customers ' all customers
- Amount of net collectable debt from Council Tax Support customers ' working age customers
- Amount of net collectable debt from Council Tax Support customers ' pensioner age customers
- Details of minimum contributions for Council Tax Support working age customers
- In year overall Council Tax Collection rates - in doing this please confirm how credits on accounts are treated in the calculation of the in-year collection rate e.g.
o Are all credits included
o Are all credits excluded
o If certain credits are included/excluded please provide details of which ones
- In year collection rate in respect of amounts payable by all Council Tax Support customers - in doing this please confirm how credits on accounts are treated in the calculation of the in-year collection rate e.g.
o Are all credits included
o Are all credits excluded
o If certain credits are included/excluded please provide details of which ones
- In year collection rate in respect of amounts payable by working age Council Tax Support customers ' in doing this please confirm how credits on accounts are treated in the calculation of the in-year collection rate e.g.
o Are all credits included
o Are all credits excluded
o If certain credits are included/excluded please provide details of which ones
- In year collection rate in respect of amounts payable by pensioner age Council Tax Support customers - in doing this please confirm how credits on accounts are treated in the calculation of the in-year collection rate e.g.
o Are all credits included
o Are all credits excluded
o If certain credits are included/excluded please provide details of which ones

I understand that most if not all of this information is available as standard reports within each of the most commonly used core processing systems used in Council Tax services. I am happy to take a copy of the raw report if need be and extract the values myself.

Council Tax Budgets

- Total service budget for delivery of Council Tax service. Within this budget are the following included:
o Core systems provision. If included how much for this line item?
o IT & Desktop Provision. If included how much for this line item?
o Employees. If included how much for this line item?
o Accommodation. If included how much for this line item?

Yours faithfully,

Outcome / Documents

  • CTAX Collection & Budgets FOI_5195328.xlsx - application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet - Download
  • Response (some exceeds appropriate limit) - application/pdf - Download

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