Freedom of information response

Council tax debts

Publication date: 
Friday 7 August 2020
Request: 

1) How many Court Summons did your organisation issue for debts relating to Council Tax payments?

2) How many Liability Orders did your organisation successfully obtain for debts relating to Council Tax payments?

3) How much total revenue did your organisation collect as a result of attachment to earnings and bailiff/sheriff enforcement action for debts relating to Council Tax payments resulting from Liability orders?

4) How much total revenue did your organisation lose as a result of non-recoverable debts relating to Council Tax payments?

5) Due to the Covid-19 crisis, has your organisation suspended enforcement action for council tax debts? YES/NO

6) If YES to question 5, until what date is action currently suspended?

Response: 

1) 5943

2) 4667

3) £1,093,494

4) I assume your request relates to the amount written off during that year. In relation to 2019/2020 billings the amount written off was £63k and in total across all years balances £441k

5) Yes

6) All enforcement action has been on hold since 23rd March - Date yet to be decided to recommence

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Request reference:
FOI 10102