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Freedom of Information Request

Council Tax

Received: 20 April 2022

Dear Madam/Sir,
I am writing to politely request the following information under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA):
How many unpaid council tax reminders have been sent out for the last 5 financial years for which data is available?
a) Number of reminders sent overall, broken down by year
b) Number of households sent reminders, broken down by year

How many a) court summons b) liability orders did the council issue for unpaid council tax for the last 5 financial years for which data is available?
1) Number issued overall, broken down by year
2) Number of households issued, broken down by year
3) Number of reminders issued, broken down by year

For the last 5 financial years for which data is available
1) How many households are in council tax arrears, broken down by year
2) How much is owed overall in council tax arrears, broken down by year

How many a) overall b) households have applied for a special repayment plan to pay council tax for the last 5 financial years for which data is available, broken down by year?

How many a) overall b) households have the council agreed a special repayment plan with to pay council tax arrears for the last 5 financial years for which data is available, broken down by year?

How many a) overall b) households have asked for help from the council regarding council tax arrears repayment for the last 5 financial years for which data is available, broken down by year?

For the last 5 financial years for which data is available
a) How many households have the council taken 'enforcement action' against to collect unpaid council tax, please breakdown by type of enforcement action, broken down by year?
b) How many 'enforcement actions' have been used by the council, to collect unpaid council tax, overall, please breakdown by type of enforcement action, broken down by year?

For the last 5 financial years for which data is available?
a) How many referrals have the council made to bailiffs in order to collect unpaid council tax, broken down by year?
b) How many households have the council referred to bailiffs over unpaid council tax, broken down by year?


I would be grateful if you could provide this information in an electronic format.
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 and I will be very happy to clarify what I am asking for and discuss the request.
Kind regards,

Outcome / Documents

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