Council tax

Claire Wilde made this Freedom of Information request to Wiltshire Council as part of a batch sent to 414 authorities

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The request was partially successful.

To whom it may concern,

Please can I request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1a) In £, the total amount of Council Tax which was unpaid, by municipal year from 2012/13 and including any arrears in 2018/19 to date);

1b) The total amount of Council Tax, in £, which was owed but never paid by Universal Credit claimants since 2012/13 (broken down by municipal year and including any arrears in 2018/19 to date);

1c) The number of households in receipt of Universal Credit which are currently in arrears on their Council Tax;

2) Since the national introduction of Universal Credit from 2013 onwards, has your authority had to reduce the number of housing officers dealing with benefits queries because of a reduction in government funding? If so, please provide figures for government funding (in £) and staffing numbers (in Full Time Equivalents) before and after these reductions.

If my request cannot be met within cost limits, please can you provide me with advice on how I may refine my request,

Yours faithfully,

Claire Wilde

FOI, Wiltshire Council

Dear Ms Wilde,

Thank you for your request for information dated 15 March 2019.

Your request is being handled under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined within the legislation which means you will hear from us on or before 15 April 2019.

Kind regards,

Kyle McCormack
Information Governance Officer

Wiltshire Council | County Hall | Bythesea Road Trowbridge | BA14 8JN

Email: [email address] | Web: www.wiltshire.gov.uk

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FOI, Wiltshire Council

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Dear Ms Wilde,

Please see the attached response to your request for information.

Kind regards,

Kyle McCormack
Information Governance Officer

Wiltshire Council | County Hall | Bythesea Road
Trowbridge | BA14 8JN

Email: [email address] | Web: www.wiltshire.gov.uk

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