Blackpool - Council Tax Arrears

Pat James (Account suspended) made this Freedom of Information request to Blackpool Borough Council

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Pat James (Account suspended)

Dear Blackpool Borough Council, under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I require that you provide or direct me to the following information from your Billing Authority Records:

1 the total number of Council Tax defaulters for the financial year 2015/2016 only;

2 the total value of outstanding Council Tax for the financial year 2015/2016 only.

Yours faithfully,

Pat James

FOI, Blackpool Borough Council

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Income and Recovery, Blackpool Borough Council

Dear Pat James




I am writing to confirm that we have now completed our search for the
information you requested on 14th March 2017.


In response to part 1 of your request Blackpool Council served 65,205
Council Tax reminders and final notices, and as at 31st March 2016 there
were Council Tax arrears of £12.32m. 


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an internal review and you should submit this in writing to: FOI Internal
Review, Blackpool Council, PO Box 4, Blackpool, FY1 1NA.  Your request for
internal review should be submitted within 40 working days of receipt by
you of this response.


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FOI, PO Box 4, Blackpool, FY1 1NA, or email us at [Blackpool Borough Council request email]. 
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