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Council Tax Court Summons 2016

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Dear Leeds City Council,

I write to make enquiries regarding Council Tax summons for the year 2016.

Q1 in the year 2016, please can you provide all the dates that Court summons where held at the local magistrate courts regarding failure to pay Council Tax?

Q2 for each summons date, can you please provide the total number of people who were summoned?

Q3 for each summons date, can you please indicate how many sessions where held?

Q4 of the number of people summoned, how many actually attended at the magistrate court?

Q5 how many Local Authority officers where present in attendance at the summons session, to deal with the attendees?

Q6 what is the fixed rate court cost incurred and added onto the Council Tax for each person?

Yours faithfully,

Adam Abraham

DPFOI, Leeds City Council

Dear Adam Abraham,

Freedom of information request Ref 19616 : Council Tax Court Summons

Thank you for your request for the above information which we received 21, September 2017. We will respond to your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

We have passed your request onto Saleem Aziz, Information Governance Officer, Resources & Housing, [email address] who will arrange a response within the appropriate statutory time limit.

Please remember to quote reference number FOI 19616 in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Mr Adam O’Connell
Information Governance Assistant
Information Management & Governance
Digital and Information Service
Leeds City Council

0113 37 84251
www.leeds.gov.uk

IMG.CC.requests, Leeds City Council

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Dear Adam Abraham,

 

Freedom of Information Request (Ref: 19616)

 

I refer to the above and your request dated 21, September 2017. I have
contacted the relevant services and now provide a response to the
following request Council Tax Court Summons.

 

Q1 in the year 2016, please can you provide all the dates that Court
summons where held at the local magistrate courts regarding failure to pay
Council Tax?

Q2 for each summons date, can you please provide the total number of
people who were summoned?

Q3 for each summons date, can you please indicate how many sessions where
held?

Q4 of the number of people summoned, how many actually attended at the
magistrate court?

Q5 how many Local Authority officers where present in attendance at the
summons session, to deal with the attendees?

 

Please see spreadsheet attached which answers Q1-Q5.

 

Q6 what is the fixed rate court cost incurred and added onto the Council
Tax for each person?

 

£90.00.

 

I trust that this response is satisfactory. If however you are
dissatisfied with this response you have a right to appeal to an
independent officer within Resources & Housing. They will re-examine your
request and assess whether we have adhered to the requirements of the act.
Should you wish to follow this course of action please address your
concerns in writing to Paul Burns, Resources & Housing, Information
Management and Governance, 3rd Floor, Leonardo, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds
LS2 8HD or by emailing [email address].

 

You also have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act
to ask the Information Commissioner to decide whether we have met with our
obligations under the act.  The Commissioner has however made it clear
that he expects all applicants to exhaust internal appeals procedures
prior to making such an application. Should you wish to contact the
Commissioner’s office then you can write to the following address:

 

            Office of the Information Commissioner,

            Wycliffe House,

            Water Lane,

            Wilmslow,

            Cheshire,

            SK9 5AF.

 

You may also contact the Commissioner via his website at [1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

I trust that this is self-explanatory.  If you have any queries please
contact me on 0113 37 87891, or by return email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Saleem Aziz

Information Governance Officer

t: 0113 37 87891

e: [2][email address]

e: [3][email address]

e: w: [4]www.leeds.gov.uk 

 

Information Governance, Digital and Information Service

Information is everyone’s business and responsibility.”

 

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