Dear Watford Borough Council,

please can you provide me with the following information.

I would like the last 3 years worth of receipts where council tax payments have been going and what they have been funding.

I would also like the percentage of proof of how much of the yearly council tax pays, the emergency services,social services,education services and finally the waste services.

I look forward to receiving this information.

Yours faithfully,

Matt Fox

CSC Enquiries (Watford), Watford Borough Council

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shall forward it to the appropriate department. You should normally
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Duty Planner

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Other useful links

[9]Hertfordshire County Council and [10]Watford Community Housing Trust 

 

How did we do? [11]Click here and let us know.

 

Kind regards

Customer Service Centre

Watford Borough Council     

Town Hall, Watford, WD17 3EX

01923 226400                     

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Reference: FOI-410154325
Date of request: 23/03/2022
Title of request: Council Tax Receipts

Dear Matt Fox,

Thank you for contacting us. We acknowledge receipt of
your request which will now be forwarded to the appropriate department.
You will receive a response within 20 working days.

Kind regards

Customer Service Centre
Watford Borough Council
Town Hall, Watford, WD17 3EX
01923 226400                     

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Reference: FOI-410154325
Date of request: 23/03/2022
Title of request: Council Tax Receipts
Information request:

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Dear Watford Borough Council,

I have received your reply however this is not what I have asked for. I would like to see the last 3 years of money out receipts for where the council tax funding is being spent. I do not want to see percentages but proof in pounds as to where my council tax is being spent.

i look forward to receiving the above.

regards

Yours faithfully,

matt fox

CSC Enquiries (Watford), Watford Borough Council

Dear Customer

 

Thank you for contacting us. We acknowledge receipt of your message and
shall forward it to the appropriate department. You should normally
receive a response within 5 working days (10 working days for Revenues and
Benefits)

 

Please visit our website [1]www.watford.gov.uk for information on all of
our services.

 

Payments 

You can make payments via our website [2]pay for it or call our automated
payment line 01923 278989. 

 

Council Tax

For information about Council Tax please visit [3]here. To report a change
of occupancy, please visit [4]here. 

 

Parks and Streets

Please use our new online Report-It tool, to log any Streets or Parks
issues via, [5]www.watford.gov.uk/report-it.

 

Missed Bins
Please report missed bins [6]here or contact the Customer Service Centre
on 01923 226400, after 5pm on the day of collection or the next working
day.

 

Freedom of Information Requests

If you are requesting information under the [7]Freedom of Information Act
2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, your request is
being processed and a response will be sent to you within 20 working days
from receipt of your request. 

 

Duty Planner

For advice on planning, please email, [8][email address]

 

Other useful links

[9]Hertfordshire County Council and [10]Watford Community Housing Trust 

 

How did we do? [11]Click here and let us know.

 

Kind regards

Customer Service Centre

Watford Borough Council     

Town Hall, Watford, WD17 3EX

01923 226400                     

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Dear Watford Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Watford Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Council Tax Receipts'.

I have not received the information that i have asked for. By law this request must be answered, You have 20 working days to answer this request which has now passed, there fore you now must pay me £1000 for missing this deadline. I expect correspondence ASAP.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

matt fox

CSC Enquiries (Watford), Watford Borough Council

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Dear Matt

 

Thank you for your email requesting an internal review.  Our Finance team
have provided the response please see below.

 

The Council’s Council Tax requirement is calculated annually by the
Council in accordance with Sections 31A to 36 of the Local Government
Finance Act 1992. This requires the Council to calculate gross expenditure
and income to arrive at Council tax funding requirement. Council tax is
general funding that can be used to fund all Council services and is not
allocated to specific services.

 

In order to provide an indication of the amount of council tax used to
fund specific services, we have allocated the total Council Tax
Requirement to service areas based on their net budget (gross expenditure
less specific grant income and relevant fees and charges where
applicable). Please note that the 2021/22 figures are still being
finalised and the year-end spend will be reported to Finance Scrutiny
Committee on 27 June 2022.

 

Watford Borough Council is not responsible for the delivery of the
emergency services, social services or education services. The Council is
responsible for waste services. This service is within the Community and
Environmental service. The amount of Council Tax attributable to Waste
Services is part of the total calculated for Community and Environment but
also disclosed separately below.

 

 

 

 

If you still remain dissatisfied with our response after this you may
write to the Information Commissioner.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Customer Service Team

Service Transformation - Customer Services

Watford Borough Council

Town Hall, Watford, WD17 3EX

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Dear CSC Enquiries (Watford),

Dear CSC Enquiries (Watford),

Thank you for your reply, however i still have not received the receipts of where my council tax is being spent. I want to have the receipts in £££ for the last 3 years. By law you must provide me with this evidence under the freedom of information act

According to council tax legislation at least 60-70% should be going towards the emergency services,educational services, social services and waste services.

Which law, not legislation, states that council tax must be paid?

Please attach the copy of the contract in where I agreed to pay for council tax. Please keep in mind that an ‘assumptuous agreement' does not stand up in court.

By law you have 20 working days to answer a freedom of information request, which you failed to do, i now expect a payment of £1000 as an apology for not being in contact with in this time frame.
I sent my request on the 2nd of April and received a reply on the 26th of May

Yours sincerely,

matt fox

Yours sincerely,

matt fox

CSC Enquiries (Watford), Watford Borough Council

Dear Customer

 

Thank you for contacting us. We acknowledge receipt of your message and
shall forward it to the appropriate department. You should normally
receive a response within 5 working days (10 working days for Revenues and
Benefits)

Please visit our website [1]www.watford.gov.uk for information on all of
our services.

General Enquiry

You can submit a general enquiry via the [2]online contact form

Payments 

You can make payments via our website [3]pay for it or call our automated
payment line 01923 278989. 

Council Tax

For information about Council Tax please visit [4]here. To report a change
of occupancy, please visit [5]here.  

 

Parks and Streets

Please use our new online Report-It tool, to log any Streets or Parks
issues [6]here 

Missed Bins

Please report missed bins [7]here or contact the Customer Service Centre
on 01923 226400, after 5pm on the day of collection or the next working
day.

 

Freedom of Information Requests

If you are requesting information under the [8]Freedom of Information Act
2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, your request is
being processed and a response will be sent to you within 20 working days
from receipt of your request. 

Other useful links

[9]Hertfordshire County Council and [10]Watford Community Housing Trust  

How did we do? [11]Click here and let us know.

 

Kind regards

Customer Service Centre

Watford Borough Council

Town Hall, Watford, WD17 3EX

[12]watford.gov.uk

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Dear Watford Borough Council,

Thank you for your reply, however i still have not received the receipts of where my council tax is being spent. I want to have the receipts in £££ for the last 3 years. By law you must provide me with this evidence under the freedom of information act

According to council tax legislation at least 60-70% should be going towards the emergency services,educational services, social services and waste services.

Which law, not legislation, states that council tax must be paid?

Please attach the copy of the contract in where I agreed to pay for council tax. Please keep in mind that an ‘assumptuous agreement' does not stand up in court.

By law you have 20 working days to answer a freedom of information request, which you failed to do, i now expect a payment of £1000 as an apology for not being in contact with in this time frame.
I sent my request on the 2nd of April and received a reply on the 26th of May

Yours sincerely,

matt fox

Yours faithfully,

matt fox

CSC Enquiries (Watford), Watford Borough Council

Dear Customer

 

Thank you for contacting us. We acknowledge receipt of your message and
shall forward it to the appropriate department. You should normally
receive a response within 5 working days (10 working days for Revenues and
Benefits)

Please visit our website [1]www.watford.gov.uk for information on all of
our services.

General Enquiry

You can submit a general enquiry via the [2]online contact form

Payments 

You can make payments via our website [3]pay for it or call our automated
payment line 01923 278989. 

Council Tax

For information about Council Tax please visit [4]here. To report a change
of occupancy, please visit [5]here.  

 

Parks and Streets

Please use our new online Report-It tool, to log any Streets or Parks
issues [6]here 

Missed Bins

Please report missed bins [7]here or contact the Customer Service Centre
on 01923 226400, after 5pm on the day of collection or the next working
day.

 

Freedom of Information Requests

If you are requesting information under the [8]Freedom of Information Act
2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, your request is
being processed and a response will be sent to you within 20 working days
from receipt of your request. 

Other useful links

[9]Hertfordshire County Council and [10]Watford Community Housing Trust  

How did we do? [11]Click here and let us know.

 

Kind regards

Customer Service Centre

Watford Borough Council

Town Hall, Watford, WD17 3EX

[12]watford.gov.uk

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