Council Tax Arrears

Ms Barbara Adams made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to South Ayrshire Council

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Dear South Ayrshire Council,

How many council taxes accounts from March 2020 to January 2021 have you transferred to your local sheriff officer for collection?
How many of those council tax account households were in receipt of housing benefit or council tax benefit, or both?
How many of those accounts transferred to Sheriff Officers in your authority were collected through the arrestment of wages?

Yours faithfully,

Ms Barbara Adams

FOI,, South Ayrshire Council

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FOI,, South Ayrshire Council

Good afternoon

 

Thank you for your recent enquiry which was given the above reference
number.

 

1. How many council taxes accounts from March 2020 to January 2021 have
you transferred to your local sheriff officer for collection?

Between 1/3/20 and today we transferred 5871 Debts to Sheriff Officers
representing 4719 individual accounts

 

2. How many of those council tax account households were in receipt of
housing benefit or council tax benefit, or both?

Of those 440 are CURRENTLY in receipt of CTR and 339 are CURRENTLY in
receipt of HB and 277 were in receipt of both.

 

3. How many of those accounts transferred to Sheriff Officers in your
authority were collected through the arrestment of wages?

An account could be partially paid via earnings deductions and then via a
payment plan or individual payment, therefore having mixed statuses during
this period and the sheriff officers are therefore unable to identify the
cases.

 

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Andrew

 

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