Council Tax Collection enforcement - Cities and urban areas

Ben Quinn made this Freedom of Information request to Middlesbrough Council as part of a batch sent to 53 authorities

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Dear Sir / madam

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please provide the following records for the years 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19:

1. The number of cases of council tax debt which have been passed to external enforcement agencies and the overall amount of council tax which was owed (just in relation to the cases which were passed to the agencies)

2. In addition to the above, if it is possible to do so within the FOI cost limit, please provide the overall amount of council tax debt recovered by agencies

3. In addition to the above, if it is possible to do so within the FOI cost limit, please provide for each of the periods 2017/18 and 2018/19 the names of enforcement agencies employed by the council. (If multiple, please detail % split of cases allocated).

4. In addition to the above, if it is possible to do so within the FOI cost limit, please provide for each of the periods 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19, the number of complaints received by the council arising from allegations about the actions of bailiffs and debt collectors employed by the council.

Yours faithfully
Ben Quinn

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Dear Mr Quinn


REF NO:014670


I am writing to confirm that Middlesbrough Council has now completed its
search for the information you requested on 15^th July 2019.  Your request
has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act. 


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