Council tax arrears

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Dear Richmondshire District Council,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information; I would like to know the amount of council tax arrears owed to the council, the number of people in arrears and the amount which has been written off.

I would like this information electronically and covering from 2014 to the most current information, with the total amounts for each year provided as a total. This should also include the total amount of people owing money to the council as a total.

I would also like this broken down by month for each of these years separately.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under your Section 16 obligations, as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope of the Act.

My phone number is 01423 707 514 or email me here at [email address]

I look forward to your receipt of my request and a response to my request within 20 working days, as stipulated by the Act.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or phone and I will be happy to clarify what I am asking for, my details are outlined above.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Beard

Cantrell, Sheila, Richmondshire District Council

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RDC FOI Ref: 5483 – Council Tax Arrears  

Dear Alex

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

I acknowledge your request for information received on 28 March 2018.

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Sheila Cantrell





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RDC FOI Ref: 5483 – Council Tax Arrears


Dear Mr Beard


Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request


Your request for information has now been considered and the information
requested is below.


Information Disclosed



Unfortunately we do not hold it by month, only by year.


  2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
Debt outstanding 61,788 83,388 176,470 414,472
No of people 146 275 527 1,544
Write offs 16,377 136,423 48,798 61,306


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