Breakdown of staffing costs and calculations approved by the magistrates for council tax summonses & liability orders.

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council,

Will you please send me copies of the breakdown of staffing costs and calculation approved by the magistrates for council tax summonses for:
2010-2011
2012-2013
2013-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
2016-2017
2017-2018
2019-2020

Yours faithfully,

Warren Bell

BCP Council Enquiries, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

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Dear Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council,
you have not provided a response within the required timeframe and have not given any indication as to the reasons why and when the data will be provided. You are in breach of the law, under the Freedom of Information Act , public authorities may take up to 20 working days to respond, counting the first working day after the request is received as the first day. In all cases you must give the requester a written response within the standard time limit for compliance.
What are the reason for non compliance with this request?

Yours faithfully,
Warren Bell

BCP Council Enquiries, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

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Financial Services - SVPP FOI Requests, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

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Dear Mr Bell

 

Information Request – Freedom of Information Act

 

Further to your request for information received on (date) please find
enclosed and attached the material that you asked for.

 

The court costs approved by the Magistrates Court must include costs that
are reasonably incurred by the Authority (Reg 34(5) of the Council Tax
(Administration and Enforcement) Regulations 1992. It is for the Court to
determine if these costs are appropriate and challenge them if they do
not.

 

A breakdown of costs for BCP Council is attached and was calculated from
combining the costs and services previously provided by the three separate
Councils. From 1^st April 2019, BCP Council levied £90.00 for a summons
and £35.00 for a Liability Order. BCP Council did not exist prior to 1^st
April 2019.

 

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Dear Financial Services - SVPP FOI Requests,
You state that 'BCP Council did not exist prior to 1st April 2019'.
Q1. Does Bournemouth Borough Council still exist as a Legal Entity?
Q2. Is BCP Council able to provide data as requested above from Bournemouth Borough Council?
Q3. If BCP Council does not hold data relating to Bournemouth Borough Council staffing costs and calculations how can BCP Council pursue someone for outstanding council tax if they do not hold the correct data prior to BCP existence?

Yours sincerely,
Warren Bell

Dear Financial Services - SVPP FOI Requests,
You have failed to provide a breakdown of staffing costs and calculations as requested of any individual person who is involved in Revenue and Benefits and the collection of council tax.
Please provide a more detailed breakdown of costs for each and every member of staff in BCP and Bournemouth Borough Councils employment involved in Council Tax, including and not limited to;
Names of individual officers working in Revenue and Benefits and council tax recovery, their specific title and role,
Court Officer/s
Revenue and assessments manager/s
Revenues team leader/s
Senior revenues officer/s
Recovery officers/s, who's time is taken into consideration when calculating the costs for council tax summonses. A detailed breakdown of their involvement including time and hours.

Yours sincerely,
Warren Bell

Financial Services - SVPP FOI Requests, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

Dear Mr Bell

Thank you for your email.

The Council is not currently in a position to respond to your request. This is as a result of ensuring that all available resources are diverted to support the community and we can continue to deliver essential and priority services during the unprecedented crisis presented by COVID19. Please resubmit your request at a later date and not before 8th June. We are grateful for your understanding and cooperation.

Kind Regards

Kaylee Oliver
Supervisor
SVPP Operations
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