a) How many households were in arrears for their council tax for the first month of this new financial year?
b) What was the corresponding figure last year?
c) Of the households in arrears how many are either paying i) council tax for the first time or ii) paying increased tax due to changes to the council tax benefit system. If possible, please segment out the two numbers.
d) For the households in arrears, against how many have you launched legal action, e.g. a summons?
In response to your questions:
c) Statistics are not kept and we are unable to develop criteria to provide this data
d) 1089 - We did not be issue summons to anyone who has less than a £100 debt