Freedom of Information Request

Council Tax Overpayments

Received: 20 September 2021


I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from this council. Please may you provide me with:

The total number of people who are (knowingly to the council) overpaying on their council tax and the total monetary figure of these unclaimed amounts between January 2016 and January 2021.

Please provide the information in the form of a spreadsheet or simple table categorised by the reason for overpayment - split by year between January 2016 and January 2021 and the total number of people plus the total monetary figure per category. The categorisations for the reasons for overpayment are listed:

* Overpayment due to Exemptions/Discounts
* Overpayment due to Band Changes
* Overpayment due to Leaving the Borough
* Overpayment due to Other Reasons

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined, I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact me via email or phone and I will be very happy to clarify what I am asking for and discuss the request, my details are outlined below.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Best wishes,

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (some exceeds appropriate limit) - application/pdf - Download