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FOI 12962

Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme information request

Request

I am researching the impact of Local Council Tax Reduction Schemes (LCTRS) on council tax collection and require certain information.


I would like to know (in order of priority):


1. The total number of:
- reminders issued;
- final notices issued;
- court summonses issued;
- liability orders issued;
- attachment of benefit arrangements made;
- attachment of earnings arrangements made; and
- enforcement agents employed;
in relation to your collection of council tax for each financial year since (and including) 2012/13


2. If possible please provide the council tax collection rate, among LCTRS recipients only, for each financial year since 2012/13. Please present this collection rate as a percentage of the total council tax liability for LCTRS recipients. If possible
please also provide the council tax collection rate, among Council Tax Benefit (CTB) recipients only, for 2012/13.


3. If possible please provide the average council tax bill for someone on the full council tax reduction available under LCTRS (or CTB ) for each financial year since and including 2012/13.


4. If possible please provide the number of appeals that have been taken to the valuation tribunal relating to your application of LCTRS (or CTB) for each financial year since and including 2012/13.


5. Does your LCTRS scheme incentivise work? If so how?

Response

1. The total number of:
- reminders issued;

- final notices issued;

Total number of Reminders & Final Notices Issued:

2012/2013             12179

2013/2014            14155

2014/2015            12803

2015/2016           10510


- court summonses issued;

Total number of Summons’ issued

2012/2013          2754

2013/2014          3160

2014/2015          2039

2015/2016         1965


- liability orders issued;

Liability Orders issued

2012/2013           1556

2013/2014           2653

2014/2015           2161

2015/2016          1285

- attachment of benefit arrangements made;

DWP deductions issued

2012/2013        45

2013/2014        86

2014/2015        78

2015/2016        27


- attachment of earnings arrangements made;

2012/2013    14

2013/2014    24

2014/2015    43

2015/2016    26


- enforcement agents employed;

Three enforcement agents


in relation to your collection of council tax for each financial year since (and including) 2012/13
Please note all figures supplied have been collated from our new system. A full system conversion was undertaken in January 2016.

2. If possible please provide the council tax collection rate, among LCTRS recipients only, for each financial year since 2012/13. Please present this collection rate as a percentage of the total council tax liability for LCTRS recipients. If possible
please also provide the council tax collection rate, among Council Tax Benefit (CTB) recipients only, for 2012/13.


3. If possible please provide the average council tax bill for someone on the full council tax reduction available under LCTRS (or CTB ) for each financial year since and including 2012/13.


4. If possible please provide the number of appeals that have been taken to the valuation tribunal relating to your application of LCTRS (or CTB) for each financial year since and including 2012/13.


5. Does your LCTRS scheme incentivise work? If so how?