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FOI 12659

Council Tax Collection Rate

Request

1. 1) What was the Council Tax collection rate for the Council for the last three years (2015-16, 2014-15 and 2013-14)?
2. 2) What were the costs over the past three years of Council Tax debt recovery, per pound recovered, and how has this figure been calculated?
3. 3) Please provide details of any initiatives, both current or planned, to use behavioural insights or other specialist communications to increase Council Tax collection rates.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, I would be
grateful if you would please provide advice and assistance, under Section 16 of the Act, as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope of the Act.

Response

Please see below our response to your request.



1. 1) What was the Council Tax collection rate for the Council for the last three years (2015-16, 2014-15 and 2013-14)? 2013/2014 98% 2014/2015 98.33% 2015/2016 98.15%
2. 2) What were the costs over the past three years of Council Tax debt recovery, per pound recovered, and how has this figure been calculated? We do not hold this information
3. 3) Please provide details of any initiatives, both current or planned, to use behavioural insights or other specialist communications to increase Council Tax collection rates. We do not have any initiatives currently or planned.