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FOI 7909

Council Tax Arrears

Request

a. How many Council Tax arrears cases have been referred tp debt collection agencies in the 2013/2014 financial year.

b. According to your last available figures what is the total amount of 2013/2014 Council Tax arrears at present.

c.  How many Council Tax arrears cases have been referred to REventus Limited in the 2013/2014 financial year. 

d.  What is the cost per Council Tax arrears case (insterling) to Brentwood Borough Council of referring those cases to the courts - or to Reventus Limited. 

e.  What does Reventus Limited charge Brentwood Borough Council per referred Council Tax arrears case (insterling).

NB: If the charges are made by the courts rather than directly by Reventus Limited please quote the court cases.

Response

How many Council Tax arrears cases have been referred to debt collection agencies in the 2013/2014 financial year 771

According to your latest available figures what is the total amount of 2013/2014 Council Tax arrears at present £913096.82

How many Council Tax arrears cases have been referred to Reventus Limited in the 2013/2014 financial year 476

What is the cost per Council Tax cases (in sterling) to Reventus Limited in the 2013/2014 financial year
Court Costs - Summons Costs £65.00; Liability Order Costs £30.00
No costs involved in referring cases to Reventus

What does Reventus Limited charge Brentwood Borough Council per referred Council Tax arrears case (in sterling)
Reventus does not charge Brentwood Borough Council