Dear Sutton Borough Council,

Can you please provide the answers to the below questions?

1. What was the total income of the council in the following years?

Year Income in £
2011/12
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
2017/18
2018/19
2019/20
2020/21
2021/22

2. What was the total income from the council tax in the following years?

Year Income in £
2011/12
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
2017/18
2018/19
2019/20
2020/21
2021/22

3. Does the council have a special levy/charge/tax for so-called “empty properties”?
Can you please share with me links to the website(s) where I can find more details for the period 2011-2022?

4. What rate(s) were charged for “empty properties” during the period 2011-2022?

5. What was the total tax income from such properties?
Year Income in £
2011/12
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
2017/18
2018/19
2019/20
2020/21
2021/22

6. Does the council prepare a catalogue or an estimation of so-called empty properties?
If so, can you please share the relevant document(s) for the period 2011-2022?

Yours faithfully,
Mateusz Zuk

LBS FOI, Sutton Borough Council

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Neil Knowles, Sutton Borough Council

Dear Mateusz Zuk

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I refer to your request for information concerning Council Tax income.

1. What was the total income of the council in the following years?

The table below sets out the Council’s income per financial year, as well
as the proportion of which was made up of Council Tax income:

Year Total Council income (sales,fees, of which: Council tax income
charges, grants and local taxation) credited to general fund
Note 1 Note 2
2011/12 £510,113,000 £85,190,000
2012/13 £499,258,000 £85,373,000
2013/14 £478,058,000 £76,811,000
2014/15 £491,296,000 £78,916,000
2015/16 £499,683,000 £81,489,000
2016/17 £468,958,000 £86,310,000
2017/18 £464,201,000 £90,287,000
2018/19 £463,801,000 £96,456,000
2019/20 £453,384,000 £101,154,000
2020/21 £480,832,000 £103,014,000

Note 1: £12.641m of financing & investment income has been excluded from
2011/12 accounts, as it related to the gain on investment property
revaluation. This is not income the council can spend, although is classed
as income for financial reporting purposes.

Note 2: The Council collects Council Tax on behalf of itself and the
Greater London Authority (GLA). This column shows the amount of council
tax funding that the Council can spend for each financial year, which is
an estimate set during the budget setting process. Any variation between
the estimated Council Tax income, and actual Council Tax income, is added
or subtracted from the following year's Council Tax income.

Note 3; The Council's 2021/22 draft accounts have not yet been published,
so these amounts are not yet available.  However, the amount of Council
Tax income credited to the Council's General Fund was determined when the
2021/22 budget was approved, and can be provided.

2. What was the total income from the council tax in the following years?

See above

 

3. Does the council have a special levy/charge/tax for so-called “empty
properties”?

Properties empty for more than two years 100% charge

Properties empty for more than five years 200% charge

Properties empty for more than ten years 300% charge

Can you please share with me links to the website(s) where I can find more
details for the period 2011-2022?

[1]https://www.sutton.gov.uk/council-tax-di...

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