Council tax

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

To whom it may concern,

Please can I request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1a) In £, the total amount of Council Tax which was unpaid, by municipal year from 2012/13 and including any arrears in 2018/19 to date);

1b) The total amount of Council Tax, in £, which was owed but never paid by Universal Credit claimants since 2012/13 (broken down by municipal year and including any arrears in 2018/19 to date);

1c) The number of households in receipt of Universal Credit which are currently in arrears on their Council Tax;

2) Since the national introduction of Universal Credit from 2013 onwards, has your authority had to reduce the number of housing officers dealing with benefits queries because of a reduction in government funding? If so, please provide figures for government funding (in £) and staffing numbers (in Full Time Equivalents) before and after these reductions.

If my request cannot be met within cost limits, please can you provide me with advice on how I may refine my request,

Yours faithfully,

Claire Wilde

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Ms Wilde

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-25839

 

Thank you for your request dated 15 March 2019

 

Your request will be answered by 12 April 2019

 

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me, quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Communities & Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5044

*   Room 20 Basement The Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW

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foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Ms Wilde

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-25839

 

Thank you for your request dated 15 March 2019

 

Our response is as follows:

 

1a) In £, the total amount of Council Tax which was unpaid, by municipal
year from 2012/13 and including any arrears in 2018/19 to date);

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Year | Arrears (as at 31.3.19) |
|----------------------------+-------------------------------------------|
| 2012/13 | £1,898,440.99 |
|----------------------------+-------------------------------------------|
| 2013/14 | £2,475,547.64 |
|----------------------------+-------------------------------------------|
| 2014/15 | £2,693,527.63 |
|----------------------------+-------------------------------------------|
| 2015/16 | £2,917,445.30 |
|----------------------------+-------------------------------------------|
| 2016/17 | £3,454,658.97 |
|----------------------------+-------------------------------------------|
| 2017/18 | £4,613,648.89 |
|----------------------------+-------------------------------------------|
| 2018/19 | £8,023,957.80 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

1b) The total amount of Council Tax, in £, which was owed but never paid
by Universal Credit claimants since 2012/13 (broken down by municipal year
and including any arrears in 2018/19 to date);

+-------------------+
| Year |Arrears (as|
| |at 31.3.19)|
|-------+-----------|
|2012/13| £0.00 |
|-------+-----------|
|2013/14| £0.00 |
|-------+-----------|
|2014/15| £0.00 |
|-------+-----------|
|2015/16| £0.00 |
|-------+-----------|
|2016/17| £9,766.35 |
|-------+-----------|
|2017/18|£55,502.47 |
|-------+-----------|
|2018/19|£103,500.70|
+-------------------+

 

1c) The number of households in receipt of Universal Credit which are
currently in arrears on their Council Tax;

 576

2) Since the national introduction of Universal Credit from 2013 onwards,
has your authority had to reduce the number of housing officers dealing
with benefits queries because of a reduction in government funding? If so,
please provide figures for government funding (in £) and staffing numbers
(in Full Time Equivalents) before and after these reductions.

The Royal Borough has not reduced the number of Officers due to a
reduction in Government funding.

 

If you have any queries about this correspondence, please contact me,
quoting the reference number above.

 

If you are not satisfied with our response to your request, you can ask
for an Internal Review.  Internal review requests must be submitted within
two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original
request.  If you wish to do this, please contact us in writing, setting
out why you are dissatisfied.

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the Internal Review, you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. 
Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
Internal Review procedure provided by the Council. You can contact the ICO
by emailing [1][email address], or by post at Customer Contact,
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Communities & Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5044

*   Room 20 Basement The Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW

8 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

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From: foi
Sent: 18 March 2019 09:08
To: 'Claire Wilde' <[FOI #561694 email]>
Cc: foi <[Greenwich Borough Council request email]>
Subject: FOI-25839: Freedom of Information request - Council tax

 

Dear Ms Wilde

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-25839

 

Thank you for your request dated 15 March 2019

 

Your request will be answered by 12 April 2019

 

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me, quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Communities & Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5044

*   Room 20 Basement The Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW

8 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

ü Please consider the environment before printing this email

 

 

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