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Debt Owed to Councils

Requested on
Mon 27th January, 2014
Resolution
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Question

1) Annually since 2008 (broken down by year, financial or calendar whichever is easiest), please provide the total amount of debt owed to the council by residents that is written off. If this falls within compliance costs, please break figures down by what the debts were for. For example:
Year Type of debt Total figure written off
2008 Council Tax £45,000

2) Annually since 2008, the total figure for Business Rates debt owed to the council (broken down by year, financial or calendar whichever is easiest)

Answer

1) Annually since 2008 (broken down by year, financial or calendar whichever is easiest), please provide the total amount of Council Tax debt owed to the council by residents that is written off.
The write-off figures for CTax:
2008/09                £179,639.21
2009/10                £195,575.68
2010/11                £304,305.93
2011/12                £173,101.80
2012/13                £238,603.45

2) Annually since 2008, the total figure for Business Rates debt owed to the council (broken down by year, financial or calendar whichever is easiest)
Figures below relate to the NNDR collectable debit (and not an end of year balance or arrears figure).
2008/09                £44,559,000
2009/10                £45,023,000
2010/11                £42,149,000
2011/12                £43,153,000
2012/13                £41,858,000

3) Annually since 2008 (and broken down by year) the number of court summons issued for unpaid council tax.
Details for Council Tax summonses:
2008/09                7,210
2009/10                6,680
2010/11                7,143
2011/12                7,278
2012/13                6,821

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