Council Tax arrears payment arrangements

Waiting for an internal review by Carmarthenshire Council of their handling of this request.

Dear Carmarthenshire Council,

In the 2016/17 financial year, what was the range (highest and lowest) and the mean (average) weekly repayment amount agreed with debtors a) In cases not yet referred to a debt collection agency (bailiff) and b) In cases returned to the Council for further action after unsuccessful attempts by bailiffs to secure payment.

Yours faithfully,

Lucy Davies

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Dear Ms Davies,

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 28th April, 2017 and is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We are therefore required to provide a response within 20 working days, which will be on or before 30th May, 2017.

If we require clarification we will also contact you as soon as we can – please note that the timescale for response specified above may be subject to change if this is the case.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries, remembering to quote the reference number above in any communications.

Yours sincerely

John Tillman
Swyddog Gwybodaeth a Diogelu Data
Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth a Chwynion
Adran y Prif Weithredwr
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

Information & Data Protection Officer
Information Governance & Complaints Team
Chief Executive's Department
Carmarthenshire County Council

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FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Dear Ms Davies,
 
Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 28^th
April, 2017 and has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.
 
The specific information you requested was as follows:
 
In the 2016/17 financial year, what was the range (highest and lowest) and
the mean (average) weekly repayment amount agreed with debtors a) In cases
not yet referred to a debt collection agency (bailiff) and b) In cases
returned to the Council for further action after unsuccessful attempts by
bailiffs to secure payment.
 
In response, we do not hold information relevant to your request.
 
The agreement, payment and non-payment of arrears is a fluid environment
with agreements being varied as circumstances change. Due consideration is
always given to repayment amounts on a case by case basis whilst
considering all factors. Factors considered will include the size of the
debt, whether the debt is summonsed or not and means to pay amongst other
criteria.
 
Yours sincerely
 
John Tillman
Swyddog Gwybodaeth a Diogelu Data
Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth a Chwynion
Adran y Prif Weithredwr
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin
 
Information & Data Protection Officer
Information Governance & Complaints Team
Chief Executive's Department
Carmarthenshire County Council
 
Mewnol/Internal: 4127
Allanol/External: 01267 224127
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dear Carmarthenshire Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Carmarthenshire Council's handling of my FOI request 'Council Tax arrears payment arrangements'.

According to John Tillman the authority does not hold information about the monthly repayments made by council tax debtors to his department in 2016/17. I find this unlikely to say the least and suggest that Mr Tillman simply does not wish to provide the information.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Lucy Davies

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