Freedom of information response

Bailiffs for council tax

Publication date: 
Friday 31 May 2019
Request: 

1. The names of the bailiffs you contract to collect council tax and traffic fines

2. The number of council tax warrants issued per year to each bailiff, from 2010 - 2018

3. The recovery rate for warrants within council tax from 2010 – 2018 (i.e. # of cases paid versus # of cases returned as uncollectable)

4. The number of traffic warrants issued per year to each bailiff, from 2010 - 2018

5. The recovery rate for warrants within traffic penalties from 2010 – 2018 (i.e. # of cases paid versus # of cases returned as uncollectable)

6. Does your bailiff contract for traffic penalties in 2018 have a fixed collection rate that they need to achieve? If so, what is this rate?

Response: 

1. Whyte and Co – London Warrant Enforcement Ltd- Hambury Tilmond Ltd – Penham Excel Ltd – Phoenix Commercial Services Ltd

2. None - Council Tax does not have Warrants created as a result of non-payment

3. None -  as there are no warrants for Council Tax

4. Please see below:

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Data not available 3347 802 1849 1254 2260

5. Please see below:

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Data not available 21.91% 26.96% 24.35% 20.38% 14.62%

6. No

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Request reference:
FOI 9021