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FOI 13567

Council Tax Debt

Request

The following questions constitute a Freedom of Information request

(1)
How many households were in Council Tax Debt, and what was the total amount of Council Tax debt owed by these households, at the end of each financial year
from 2003/04 to 2015/16?

(2)
What was the total amount of Council Tax debt (a) repaid and (b) written off during the course of each financial year from 2003/04 to 2015/16?


(3)
With regard to the repayments stated in part (2), (a) how many of the households making repayments were doing so through a Debt Management Plan, and (b) how
much was repaid through a Debt Management Plan?

(4)
How many objections to Debt Management Plan proposals have the council made in each of the financial years from 2010/11 to 2015/16? Please indicate how many
of these were objections to (a) initial DMP proposals, and (b) proposals for variation of an existing DMP.

Response


The following questions constitute a Freedom of Information request
(1)
How many households were in Council Tax Debt, and what was the total amount of Council Tax debt owed by these households, at the end of each financial year
from 2003/04 to 2015/16?. We are only able to give figures from 2006 due to a recent system conversion. I cannot confirm number of households owing monies but I can confirm the following:
2006 – £22,792.43
2007 - £40,519.72
2008 - £80,630.04
2009 - £124,263.85
2010 - £154,162.56
2011 - £188,697.03
2012 - £230,387.70
2013 - £256,770.03
2014 - £233,680.52
2015 - £328,683.36

(2)
What was the total amount of Council Tax debt (a) repaid and (b) written off during the course of each financial year from 2003/04 to 2015/16?
2006 - £38,545,288.41 repaid and £93,860.47 written off
2007 - £40,704,180.08 repaid and £84,433.97 written off
2008 - £42,494,103.78 repaid and £70,879.71 written off
2009 - £43,355,213.66 repaid and £39,773.16 written off
2010 - £44,526,498.23 repaid and £20,176.24 written off
2011 - £45,024,927.67 repaid and £22,342.22 written off
2012 - £45,470,866.16 repaid and £18,899.72 written off
2013 - £46,740,355.31 repaid and £15,019.36 written off
2014 - £47,398,784.27 repaid and £24,382.74 written off
2015 - £47,706,386.65 repaid and £15,599.56 written off

(3)
With regard to the repayments stated in part (2), (a) how many of the households making repayments were doing so through a Debt Management Plan, and (b) how
much was repaid through a Debt Management Plan? These figures are not kept on our records

(4)
How many objections to Debt Management Plan proposals have the council made in each of the financial years from 2010/11 to 2015/16? Please indicate how many
of these were objections to (a) initial DMP proposals, and (b) proposals for variation of an existing DMP. These figures are not kept on our records.