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Money Lost to the Council

Requested on
Fri 11th May, 2012
Reference
FOI 1942
Resolution
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Question

1. Figures for the total amount of money (in cash terms) lost to the local authority last year (2011/12) and for each of the previous threeyears (2008/09, 2009/10, and 2010/11) resulting from unpaid tenant rents,council tax and business rates.

2. Estimates of outstanding unpaid tenant rents, counciltax and business rates income for 2011/12 that the authority has not yet received but expects to claw back over time.

I would like these figures broken down by subject - i.e. different totals for council tax andbusiness rates etc, where possible.

Answer

1.     Figures for the total amount of money (in cash terms) lost to the local authority last year (2011/12) and for each of the previous three years (2008/09, 2009/10, and 2010/11) resulting from unpaid tenant rents, council tax and business rates.

Written off Tenant Rent:
2008/09:
Dwellings £54,668.18
Garages £511.06

2009/10:
Dwellings £ 90,270.63
Garages £678.74

2010/11:
Dwellings £67,947.98
Garages £84.72

2011/12:
Dwellings £140,894.16
Garages £305.61

Written off Council Tax:
2008/09: £179,639.21
2009/10: £195,575.68
2010/11: £313,170.27
2011/12: £173,101.89

Written off Business Rates:
2008/09: £232,359.37
2009/10: £141,346.51
2010/11: £159,088.52
2011/12: £229,436.55


2.     Estimates of outstanding unpaid tenant rents, council tax and business rates income for 2011/12 that the authority has not yet received but expects to claw back over time.

Rent: £75,000.
Council Tax: £1,465,414.01
Business Rates:  £611,043.85

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