Council Tax Increases

Brian Ellis made this Freedom of Information request to Hertfordshire County Council

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Dear Hertfordshire County Council,

Council Tax bills have again gone up significantly more than inflation. This places an enormous burden on residents.

What was the Hertfordshire Council's total salary bill in 2017/18?

How much has been paid in bonuses to staff in 2017/2018?

Yours faithfully,

Brian Ellis

Information Governance, Hertfordshire County Council

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Dear Brian Ellis
                                                                                      

 

Reference number: FOI/RAP/02/19/16940

 

On  4^th February  2019 Hertfordshire County Council received the
following 4 requests for information from you:

 

“1 - Council Tax bills have again gone up significantly more than
inflation. This places an enormous burden on residents.

 

What was the Hertfordshire Council's total salary bill in 2017/18?

 

How much has been paid in bonuses to staff in 2017/2018?

 

2- Council Tax bills have again gone up significantly more than inflation,
placing a huge burden on residents that have seen real earning fall.

 

For tax years: 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18,
can you state the percentage increase in council tax, and how many
residents (both in numbers and as a percentage) have failed to pay their
council tax on time?

 

3 - For tax years, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 and
2017/18, can you state the percentage increase in council tax and how many
residents (both in numbers and as a percentage) have been prosecuted for
failing to pay it?

 

4 - For tax years, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 and
2017/18, can you state the percentage increase in council tax, the total
council tax requested, and the total council tax paid?”

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

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Information Access Team

Hertfordshire County Council

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