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Freedom of Information Request

Student Exemptions

Received: 23 September 2021

To whom it may concern,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I request the following information:

How many students who were exempt from paying council tax in Barnet borough, paid council tax in 2018-2021, (please give the figures in an annual breakdown)?

How many students who were exempt from paying council tax in Barnet borough did not claim a refund (please give the figures in an annual breakdown)?

How many students who were exempt from paying council tax in Barnet borough never received a refund 2018-2021 (please give the figures in an annual breakdown)?

What percentage of students who are living in Barnet borough does this constitute 2018-2021 (please give the figures in an annual breakdown)?

How many students were living in Barnet borough 2018-2021 (please give the figures in an annual breakdown)?

How much money did students who are exempt from paying council tax in Barnet borough, pay in council tax in the years 2018-2021 (please give the figures in an annual breakdown)?

How much money paid in council tax by students, who were exempt from paying council tax, was not reclaimed/refunded in Barnet borough in the years 2018-2021 (please give the figures in an annual breakdown)?

What happens to the council tax money that students pay in Barnet borough, when they are exempt (please give the figures in an annual breakdown)?


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 your Section 16 obligations, as to how I can refine my request to be included within the scope of the Act.

If you can identify ways that my request could be refined, please provide further advice and assistance to indicate this.

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact me via email or phone.

Under the stipulations of the act, I look forward to receiving your response within 20 working days.

This information should be made available to me in electronic form if possible.

Kind regards,

Outcome / Documents

  • FOI_7670856_Students - application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet - Download
  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download