Court summons over unpaid council tax

Laila Devro made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 367 authorities

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to request the following information in accordance with FOI laws:

1) How many court summons and liability orders have been issued by your council for unpaid council tax in the year
a) 2016
b) 2017
c) 2018
d) 2019 (so far)?
If your council is covering several councils/districts, please answer for all of them.

2) How many of these were successful in
a) 2016
b) 2017
c) 2018
d) 2019?

3) How many summons and liability orders were issued for late council tax payments of
a) under £50
aa) in 2016
bb) in 2017
cc) in 2018
dd) in 2019

b) under £30
aa) in 2016
bb) in 2017
cc) in 2018
dd) in 2019?

c) under £10
aa) in 2016
bb) in 2017
cc) in 2018
dd) in 2019?

4) What was the overall cost in £ to your council for all unsuccessful summons and liability orders made in
a) 2016
b) 2017
c) 2018
d) 2019 (so far)?
Note, do not include working hours/resources etc in these costs, by costs I refer solely to fees directly arising from the use of the public courts system.
If your council is covering several councils/districts, please answer for all of them.

I look forward to hearing your response!

Yours faithfully,

Jedidajah Otte

Information Requests, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Good morning Jedidajah,

Ref: FOIA4158

Re: Request for Information – Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request for information about court summons and liability orders issued by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council from 2016 to present date.

Your email request was received on 18 July 2019 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request will be processed as soon as possible, and we will try to provide the information within 20 working days as required. The deadline date when the information should be available to you is 15 August 2019.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Thank you

Cathryn Copley
Customer Feedback & Improvement Officer
Business Improvement, Human Resources & Communications
Core Services Directorate
Westgate Plaza One
Barnsley MBC
C/O Corporate Mail Room
PO Box 634
Barnsley
S70 9GG

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Information Requests, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

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Good morning Jedidajah,
Please find attached the results of my findings for your FOI request.
I apologise for the delay in sending you this information.
Thank you

Cathryn Copley
Customer Feedback, Information & Improvement Officer
Business Improvement, Human Resources & Communications
Core Services Directorate
Westgate Plaza One
Barnsley MBC
C/O Corporate Mail Room
PO Box 634
Barnsley
S70 9GG

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