Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywFred Leuchter mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.

Council Tax Enforcement - Number Of Court Cases & Associated Cost

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Dear Tendring District Council,

For the calendar year 2020, I would like some information, please, on Council Tax enforcement cases that go to court. Specifically:

(i) the number of cases that went to court

(ii) for the cases in (i), how many were heard in the residents' absence vs. how many that were attended by the resident and/or their representative

(iii) for the cases in (i), how many were attended by a TDC Officer and/or a legal representative of TDC

(iv) for the cases where a legal representative retained by TDC attended court, what was the total cost for the year of those attendances

(v) please provide sufficient information in the response to (iv) to allow the average cost of the attendance of a legal representative retained by TDC to be calculated

Yours faithfully,

Frederick A. Leuchter

Corporate Information Manager, Tendring District Council

Thank you for your request for information. I can confirm that your enquiry is receiving attention.

In accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you should receive a comprehensive reply to your request within 20 working days from receipt of your enquiry.

During the pandemic please be aware that our limited resources may have been diverted away from compliance or information governance work in order to deal with emerging high priority activities. Therefore we thank you for your understanding and assure you that we will continue to respond to information requests as quickly as we are able. The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has also published information on their website www.ico.org.uk.

The Council’s current activities and up to date changes to our service delivery can be found on our website at https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/coronavirus

In certain circumstances, a fee may be payable for determining, locating, retrieving and extracting information and/or the cost for disbursements such as photocopying and postage. If this applies, a Fees Notice will be issued to you with details of any costs involved in advance and you will be required to pay this before I can proceed to deal with your request.

Further information about your rights is also available from the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AF Telephone: 0303 123 1113, www.ico.gov.uk.

Kind regards,

Charlene Haynes
On behalf of Corporate Information Manager
Corporate Services
Tendring District Council

Phone: 01255 686063
E-mail: [Tendring District Council request email]
www.tendringdc.gov.uk
Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1SE

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Corporate Information Manager, Tendring District Council

Dear Mr Leuchter

Thank you for your request for information, received 14/07/21, where you requested information about council tax enforcement.

From our preliminary assessment, it is clear that we will not be able to answer your request without further clarification. In particular, it would be useful to know if when you refer to ‘council tax enforcement cases’ do you mean an application for a Liability order through the Magistrates’ Court or/and a subsequent application through the County Court in relation to the Enforcement remedies that a Liability order allows? Such as Charging order or bankruptcy?

Once we have received clarification, we will be able to reconsider your request. If this clarification is not received within three months your request will be considered to have lapsed. Under section 1(3) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a public authority need not comply with a request unless any further information reasonably required to locate the information is supplied.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Charlene Haynes
On behalf of Corporate Information Manager
Corporate Services
Tendring District Council

Phone: 01255 6865063
E-mail: [Tendring District Council request email]
www.tendringdc.gov.uk
Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1SE

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Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywFred Leuchter mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.