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F15/789

Liability Orders in respect of non-payment of Council Tax

Request Description

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act please supply the following information:

1. Number of Liability Orders obtained for non-payment of Council Tax for the period 1/4/14 - 31/3/15.

2. Number of Liability Orders passed to Enforcement Agencies in respect of Council Tax for the period 1/4/14 - 31/3/15.

3. Value of debt in respect of Council Tax passed to Enforcement Agencies for the period 1/4/14 - 31/3/15

4. Value of revenue in respect of Council Tax collected by Enforcement Agencies for the period 1/4/14 - 31/3/15

5. Number of Enforcement Agencies used for the collection of unpaid Council Tax

6. Name of enforcement Agencies used for the collection of unpaid Council Tax

7. Number of complaints received during the period 1/4/14 - 31/3/15 in respect of enforcement activity

8. Contract expiry date for the provision of enforcement services

Request Date5 November 2015
Requested byIndividual
Released Date  

7 December 2015  

Response

1. Number of Liability Orders obtained for non-payment of Council Tax for the period 1/4/14 - 31/3/15.
A = 3,553

2. Number of Liability Orders passed to Enforcement Agencies in respect of Council Tax for the period 1/4/14 - 31/3/15
A = 1,397    

3. Value of debt in respect of Council Tax passed to Enforcement Agencies for the period 1/4/14 - 31/3/15
A = £1,002,550.92 (This debt may not be with Enforcement Agencies anymore)

4. Value of revenue in respect of Council Tax collected by Enforcement Agencies for the period 1/4/14 - 31/3/15
A = -£311,987.95

5. Number of Enforcement Agencies used for the collection of unpaid Council Tax
A = 13 (Assumed against all years)

6. Name of enforcement Agencies used for the collection of unpaid Council Tax
A = Commercial Collection Services - for all years

Drakes Group Ltd, Equita Ltd, Goodwillie & Corcoran, JBW Group Limited, Jon Ire Bailiffs, Lawson Maclaine, Penham Excel Ltd, Phoenix Commercial Collect Ltd, Swift Credit Services Ltd, W J Gault & Co

Currently we use the following 3 collection agents: Equita Ltd, Phoenix Commercial, Phoenix Commercial Collect Ltd, Swift Credit Services Ltd

7. Number of complaints received during the period 1/4/14 - 31/3/15 in respect of enforcement activity
A = 2

8. Contract expiry date for the provision of enforcement services
A = We have service level agreements and so cannot answer regarding length of contract

Refused

                                                             

Refusal