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Bailiffs

Requested on
Thu 16th January, 2014
Reference
FOI 3802
Resolution
Information provided

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 within the Council 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 2012 – March 2013 April 2013 – 31 December 2013
Council Tax
Business Rates
Commercial Rents
Parking Penalties
Housing Benefit Overpayments
Sundry Debts

Answer

Request:
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 – Included in Sundry Debt
d.      Parking Penalties –This is a County Council function
e.      Housing Benefit Overpayments Equita
f.       Sundry Debts - Rossendales Collect Ltd
 
2.       Please set out the contract/SLA start and end dates for each contractor, including any provisions for extensions and the applicable periods.
Equita Contract - Feb 2010 – Feb 2020 for benefits council tax and nndr
 
3.       Please provide the name and job title of the person within the Council responsible for day to day managing of each contractor for each service:
a.       Council Tax - David Platts Head of Benefits Revenues and Customer Services
b.      Business Rates - David Platts Head of Benefits Revenues and Customer Services
c.       Commercial Rents - Sarah Allen, Senior Income Officer
d.      Parking Penalties - This is a County Council function
e.      Housing Benefit Overpayments - David Platts Head of Benefits Revenues and Customer Services
f.        Sundry Debts – Sarah Allen, Senior Income Officer
 
4.       Please complete the table below with the number of instructions passed to bailiff/debt recovery contractors in each period indicated:
  April 2012 – March 2013 April 2013 – 31 December 2013
Council Tax  280  390
Business Rates  106  108
Commercial Rents  See Sundry Debt   See Sundry Debt
Parking Penalties  N/A N/A
Housing Benefit Overpayments  150 135
Sundry Debts  6 5

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