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Council Tax Arrears

Requested on
Fri 5th July, 2013
Reference
FOI 3152
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Would you please provide me with the following information, requested under the Freedom of Information Act.

1) How many households were in arrears with their council tax at the end of each month since April 2012? Please include June 2013, the most recent month.
2) At the end of each month since April 2012 what was the total amount of council tax arrears? Please include June 2013, the most recent month.
3) For those households who fell into arrears on or after April 1st 2013 against how many have you issued a summons?

Answer

Number of reminder documents issued and the amount of arrears owed at the end of each month
                             Number Docs                 Amount
April 2012                4153                       £478,306.78
May 2012                1760                       £203,868.97
June 2012               1719                       £194,958.54
July 2012                 1320                      £160,669.66
Sept 2012               3035                       £458,723.90
Nov 2012                2665                       £462,426.80
Jan 2013                  2609                      £518,209.01
Mar 2013                1468                       £336,831.84
Apr 2013                 6686                       £587,074.21
May 2013               2596                        £246,870.33
June 2013              2138                        £249,328.43               
No figures are available for August 2012, October 2012, December 2012 and February 2013 as no recovery documents are produced for these months    

The total number of summonses issued since 1st April 2013 = 4656

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