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Council Tax Collections

Requested on
Tue 16th August, 2011
Reference
FOI 1419
Resolution
Information provided

Question

I would like to request the following for the close of the financial years 2008/9, 2009/10 and 2010/11:

a) The total tax revenue from Residential Council Tax that should have been collected (note, I am not requesting how much was collected) had all due debts had been paid; and
b) The total revenue that had not been collected by the Council; and
c) The total sums that have either been transferred to third party (non-council) debt collection agencies or which have been deemed unenforceable (aka ‘written off’) and no further collection activities will be undertaken.

Answer

a) The total tax revenue from Residential Council Tax that should have been collected
08/09     £66,452,200.07
09/10     £68,446,288.93
10/11     £70,609,231.55

b) The total revenue that had not been collected by the Council; and
08/09     £1,342,128.62
09/10     £1,393,047.71
10/11     £1,430,456.10

c) The total sums that have either been transferred to third party (non-council) debt collection agencies or which have been deemed unenforceable (aka ‘written off’) and no further collection activities will be undertaken.
08/09     £179,639.21
09/10     £195,575.68
10/11     £303,305.93

We don’t ‘transfer‘ debt to debt collection agencies. We do use an external bailiff company to help with collection, but debts are not transferred to them – if collection is not successful the outstanding debt returns to CBC. The figures shown in part c) are therefore all write-off figures.

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