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FOI 15019

Council Tax

Request

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) to request the following information from your procurement and contracting department.


Questions 1-4 are Information Technology related.


Questions 5 & 6 are for the Revenues or Finance department.


My questions are:


1) Name of your existing software product for processing of Council
Tax?
e.g. Capita, Northgate, Civica or other, please give Company and or
product name.


2) Date of the next software licence renewal?
if a perpetual licence then the date of maintenance renewal please?


3) Annual cost of software (Council Tax)?
i.e. software licence and or maintenance (if not separated from Housing Benefit and or NNDR, then total cost please)


4) Are the printing of Council tax bills produced in-house or by external provider?


5) The average cost to the Authority per bill produced? (To calculate cost I do not require staffing costs, so Information Technology cost, printing, postage, collating and any other direct costs, divided by the number of bills produced, please do not deduct revenue from advertisers, that may sponsor bill production).

Response

Please find below information requested under the freedom of information act.

1) Name of your existing software product for processing of Council
Tax?
Civica Open Revenues


2) Date of the next software licence renewal?
Annually in April


3) Annual cost of software (Council Tax)?
£36000


4) Are the printing of Council tax bills produced in-house or by external provider?
External Provider


5) The average cost to the Authority per bill produced? (To calculate cost I do not require staffing costs, so Information Technology cost, printing, postage, collating and any other direct costs, divided by the number of bills produced, please do not deduct revenue from advertisers, that may sponsor bill production).
45p