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FOI 2974

Uncollected Council Tax

Request





Please inform me of the total amount of uncollected council tax in pounds sterling that is currently owed to Brentwood Borough Council

- Please inform me of the total amount of uncollected council tax in pounds sterling that was owed to Brentwood Borough Council at the end of 2010/11

- Please inform me of the total amount of uncollected council tax in pounds sterling that was owed to Brentwood Borough Council at the end of 2009/10

- Please inform me of the total amount of uncollected council tax in pounds sterling that was owed to Brentwood Borough Council at the end of 2008/09

- Please inform me of the total amount of uncollected council tax in pounds sterling that was owed to Brentwood Borough Council at the end of 2007/08

- For each of the years listed above, please inform me of the total amount of unpaid council tax that Brentwood Borough Council has written off

- For each of the years listed above, please inform me of the highest individual council tax debt that has been written off by Brentwood Borough Council

- Please inform me of the date from which the longest unpaid council tax bill stems - e.g. December 1996

- Please inform me of the total number of council taxpayers that Brentwood Borough Council collects council tax from

- Please could you inform me what steps Brentwood Borough Council is taking to reclaim this uncollected money




Response

Uncollected Council Tax at the end of the financial year
2007/08 - £533,785  2008/09 - £785,461  2009/10 - £889,169  2010/11 - £816,828
Total unpaid Council Tax written off
2007/08 - £52,043  2008/09 - £33,268  2009/10 - £13,636  2010/11 - £621
Highest individual Council Tax debt written off
2007/08 - 1,507  2008/09 - £1,324  2009/10 - £1,270  2010/11 - £244
Total current amount of uncollected Council Tax  - £1,465,991.38
Date of longest unpaid Council Tax bill - 01/04/1993
Total number of Council Tax payers - 32,203
With regards to “what steps Brentwood Borough Council is taking to reclaim this uncollected money” the Council has a Recovery Section which takes action in accordance with the Local Government Finance Act 1992 and the Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) Regulations 1993. Amongst other actions this can involve appointing a registered Bailiff to collect the debt, petitioning for Bankruptcy, obtaining a Charging Order or Committal to prison.