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Freedom of Information Request

Collection of Council Tax Debts

Received: 6 July 2020

Dear Sir/Madam,

Re: Information request under the Freedom of information act 2000 to London Borough of Barnet.

I am writing to request information related to the collection of council tax debts via the use of Liability Orders and related enforcement action. Under the above-mentioned Act I would like you to provide me with the following information please:

For the last financial year ending April 5th 2020:

Question 1)

How many Court Summons did your organisation issue for debts relating to Council Tax payments?

Question 2)

How many Liability Orders did your organisation successfully obtain for debts relating to Council Tax payments?

Question 3)

How much total revenue did your organisation collect as a result of attachment to earnings and bailiff/sheriff enforcement action for debts relating to Council Tax payments resulting from Liability orders?

Question 4)

How much total revenue did your organisation lose as a result of non recoverable debts relating to Council Tax payments?

Question 5)

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, has your organisation suspended enforcement action for council tax debts? YES/NO

Question 6)

If YES to question 5, until what date is action currently suspended?


Please kindly supply me with this information electronically by reply to the email address at the top of this request. I look forward to hearing from you within 20 days of receipt of this letter with the above-requested information. I would be grateful if you could acknowledge receipt of this request to my email.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs where relevant.

If this request is refused or delayed by any qualifying exemption under the Act please kindly provide full details of your appropriate Public Interest Test carried out or the date at which a decision will be made by.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Outcome / Documents

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