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Council tax rebate status 2022

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Dear Bolsover District Council,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from your organisation:

1) Could you please provide a count of how many households in your council area fall into each of the following council tax bands: A, B, C & D

2) Could you please provide a count by council tax band of A, B, C & D how many of them have been repaid the council tax rebate which has been confirmed by the chancellor.

3) Could you please provide a count of how many households in your council area fall into each of the following council tax bands: A, B, C & D and pay their tax via direct debit.

4) Could you please provide a count by council tax band of A, B, C & D how many of them have which pay by direct debit have been repaid the council tax rebate which has been confirmed by the chancellor.

5) Can you please confirm what the deadline is for those houses in band A, B, C & D to have their council tax rebate returned by. Could you also provide

My preferred format for this data is excel or CSV format.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me via email and I will be very happy to clarify what I am asking for and discuss the request.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Carolyn Tuson

Alison Sipson, Bolsover District Council

Please Ask For:  Alison Sipson
Direct Line:  01246 242383
E-mail:  [1][Bolsover District Council request email]
Date: 30th May 2022
 
Carolyn Tuson
[FOI #865267 email]
 
 
Dear Carolyn
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST
 
Your reference number – F/90/2223
 
Thank you for your email of 27th May 2022 requesting information about
council tax rebate status 2022.
 
Your request is being considered under the Freedom of Information Act
2000. We aim to answer your request within 20 working days from the date
we received it, as prescribed under the Act.  
 
For your information, the Act gives you the right to be told whether we
hold the information (subject to absolute exemptions). The Act also
defines a number of exemptions which may prevent release of the
information you have requested. You will be informed if this is the case,
together with your rights of appeal.
 
If the information you request contains reference to a third party then
they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to
release the information to you. You will be informed if we need more time
to do this.
 
A fee may be charged for disbursements. If a fee is to be charged you will
be notified in writing.
 
If you have any queries about this letter please do not hesitate to
contact us on the above contact details. Please remember to quote the
reference number above in any future communications.
 
Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner
at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane 
Wilmslow 
Cheshire 
SK9 5AF 
Telephone:   0303 123 1113
[2]www.ico.org.uk
 
Yours sincerely
 
Alison Sipson
Information Support Officer
Performance Team
Bolsover District Council
The Arc
High Street
Clowne
Derbyshire
S43 4JY
Telephone: 01246 242383
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Alison Sipson, Bolsover District Council

Please Ask For:  Alison Sipson
Direct Line:  01246 242383
E-mail:   [Bolsover District Council request email]
Date: 1st June 2022
 
Carolyn Tuson
[FOI #865267 email]
 
 
Dear Carolyn
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST
 
Reference F/90/2223
 
Your request for information has been considered and, to the best of our
knowledge, the information we hold which relates to your request is as
follows:
 

 1. Could you please provide a count of how many households in your
council area fall into each of the following council tax bands: A, B,
C & D

 
Band A - 22181
Band B - 6558
Band C - 4543
Band D - 2778
 
Please note this will include properties which are ineligible for the
Council Tax Energy Rebate; such as empty properties
 
2) Could you please provide a count by council tax band of A, B, C & D how
many of them have been repaid the council tax rebate which has been
confirmed by the chancellor.
 
We are unable to provide the information split between bands, however we
can confirm that payments (paid, not repaid) have been made available to
all eligible Band A to D households, with the exception of 53 cases where
we are still to establish eligibility or not. -  34,364
 
3) Could you please provide a count of how many households in your council
area fall into each of the following council tax bands: A, B, C & D and
pay their tax via direct debit.
 
Unable to provide information split between bands.
Direct Debit Council Tax payers or customers who have set up a direct
debit where accounts have been verified through other means - 23,518
 
4) Could you please provide a count by council tax band of A, B, C & D how
many of them have which pay by direct debit have been repaid the council
tax rebate which has been confirmed by the chancellor.
 
Paid, not repaid - 23,518
 
5) Can you please confirm what the deadline is for those houses in band A,
B, C & D to have their council tax rebate returned by.
The deadline for payments to be made in respect of the main Council Tax
Energy Rebate Scheme is 30^th September  2022.
 
I hope that you are satisfied with our response. However, if you are
dissatisfied in any way with the handling of your information request your
next step would be to clearly state in writing why you are dissatisfied
and the Council will treat this as a formal complaint in accordance with
our Compliments, Comments and Complaints policy. The policy together with
information on how to make a complaint is available on the Council’s
website [1]www.bolsover.gov.uk or by emailing CCCAdmin[2]@bolsover.gov.uk.
 
 
I also have a duty to make you aware of the Information Commissioner's
Office, which is an independent body who monitors the Data Protection Act,
the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations,
and make sure organisations fulfil their legal obligations under the
Acts.  They can be contacted at:
 
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF 
Telephone:   0303 123 1113
[3]www.ico.org.uk
 
Yours sincerely
 
Dawn Webster
Information and Policy Officer
Performance Team
North East District Council / Bolsover District Council
Tel: 01246 217688
Website: [4]www.ne-derbyshire.gov.uk / [5]www.bolsover.gov.uk  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It is intended solely for the addressee. If this email was sent in error please notify the sender, delete the email and do not disclose, copy, distribute, or rely on it. Under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000 the contents of this email may be disclosed.
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