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Freedom of Information Request

Council Tax Support 2019/20 & 2020/21

Received: 9 July 2021

Dear Sir/Madam,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would be grateful for the following information:

1. How many Council Tax Support claimants were there in your authority on (a) 31st March 2020 and (b) 31st March 2021?
2. Of those claimants how many were:
a. Working-age
b. Receiving the maximum support available under your scheme
3. How many court summons for non-payment of Council tax were issued in (a) 2019/20 and (b) 2020/21?
4. Of those summonsed in (a) 2019/20 and (b) 2020/21, how many received Council Tax Support?
5. Of those summonsed and in receipt of Council Tax Support, how many were charged court costs and what was the total amount of those costs?
6. How many Council Tax Support claimants had a liability order issued against them for non-payment of council tax in (a) 2019/20 and (b) 2020/21?
7. Of those Council Tax Support claimants with a liability order issued against them how many:
a. Had deduction from benefits requested in (a) 2019/20 and (b) 2020/21?
b. Had deduction from earnings requested in (a) 2019/20 and (b) 2020/21?
c. Had enforcement agents engaged to recover the debt in (a) 2019/20 and (b) 2020/21?
8. What was the Minimum Payment under your Borough's Council Tax Support scheme in (a) 2019/20 and (b) 2020/21?

9. How many residents receiving council tax support were in arrears with their council tax as of 31st March 2020 and (b) 31st March 2021?

10. What is the total amount of council tax payable from people receiving council tax support in (a) 2019/20 and (b) 2020/21?

11. What is the total amount of council tax outstanding from people receiving council tax support in (a) 2019/20 and (b) 2020/21?

12. How much did you spend on council tax support in (a) 2019/20 and (b) 2020/21?
13. If you have a hardship fund specifically for CTS claimants in arrears:
a) what was the budget for the hardship fund in (a) 2019/20 and (b) 2020/21
b) how much of the hardship fund was spent in in (a) 2019/20 and (b) 2020/21
c) how many CTS claimants were made an award from this hardship fund in in (a) 2019/20 and (b) 2020/21?
Yours sincerely

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (some not held) - application/pdf - Download