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Debt Recovery

Requested on
Fri 15th February, 2013
Reference
FOI 2711
Resolution
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Question

Request:
1. Please name your appointed bailiff/debt recovery contractors for each of the following services:
a. Council Tax
b. Business Rates
c. Commercial Rents
d. Parking Penalties
e. Housing Benefit Overpayments
f. Sundry Debts

2. Please set out the contract/SLA start and end dates for each contractor, including any provisions for extensions and the applicable periods.

3. Please provide the name and job title of the person responsible for day to day managing of each contractor for each service:
a. Council Tax
b. Business Rates
c. Commercial Rents
d. Parking Penalties
e. Housing Benefit Overpayments
f. Sundry Debts

4. Please complete the table below with the number of instructions passed to bailiff/debt recovery contractors in each period indicated:
April 2010 – March 2011
April 2011 – March 2012
April 2012 – 13 February 2013
Council Tax
Business Rates
Commercial Rents
Parking Penalties
Housing Benefit Overpayments
Sundry Debts
Council Tax

Answer

1.      Please name your appointed bailiff/debt recovery contractors for each of the following services:
a.      Council Tax  - Equita
b.      Business Rates  - Equita
c.      Commercial Rents N/A
d.      Parking Penalties N/A
e.      Housing Benefit Overpayments  - Equita
f.       Sundry Debts No contract in place. Rossendales are used on a case by case basis

2.      Please set out the contract/SLA start and end dates for each contractor, including any provisions for extensions and the applicable periods. 
Equita - Feb 2010 to Feb 2022

3.      Please provide the name and job title of the person responsible for day to day managing of each contractor for each service:
a.      Council Tax  - David Platts - Head of Revenues, Benefits and Customer Services
b.      Business Rates David Platts - Head of Revenues, Benefits and Customer Services
c.      Commercial Rents – N/A
d.      Parking Penalties – This is a Leicestershire County Council service
e.      Housing Benefit Overpayments David Platts - Head of Revenues, Benefits and Customer Services
f.       Sundry Debts -
 
4.       Please complete the table below with the number of instructions passed to bailiff/debt recovery contractors in each period indicated:
  April 2010 – March 2011 April 2011 – March 2012 April 2012 – 13 Feb 2013
Council Tax                                               Approx 2000 per year Approx 2000 per year Approx 2000 per year
Business Rates Approx 150 per year  Approx 150 per year Approx 150 per year
Commercial Rents  0 0   0
Parking Penalties  N/A N/A  N/A
Housing Benefit Overpayments  0 0   0
Sundry Debts  26  32  6

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