Council Tax Debt - deduction made from benefit.

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Ms Barbara Adams

Dear Argyll and Bute Council,

How many council tax accounts, where a claimant has deductible benefit has your authority sent to the DWP to have deductions made from their benefit, to pay off arrears on their council tax account between March 2020 to January 2021?

Yours faithfully,

Ms Barbara Adams

foi, Argyll and Bute Council

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Administrator,


Dear Barbara Adams

Request for information: Council Tax Debt - deduction made from benefit.

Thank you for your information request which we have logged as reference
argyllbuteir:12574.

It has been passed to the relevant service(s) for attention and you should
receive a response under either the Freedom of Information (Scot) Act 2002
or the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 by 2021-04-07
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Dear Ms Adams

 

Request for information: Council Tax Debt - deduction made from benefit.

Reference: argyllbuteir:12574.

 

I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

 

I am advised there were 391 requests sent, but for the months of April 20
- July 20 no requests were sent in line with our Policy on COVID-19.

 

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From: Ms Barbara Adams
Sent: 08 March 2021 13:39
To: foi
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Council Tax Debt - deduction
made from benefit.

Dear Argyll and Bute Council,

How many council tax accounts, where a claimant has deductible benefit has
your authority sent to the DWP to have deductions made from their benefit,
to pay off arrears on their council tax account between March 2020 to
January 2021?

Yours faithfully,

Ms Barbara Adams

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