Council use of enforcement agencies for debt-collecting

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To whom it may concern,

I would please like to request the following information:

1) In the financial years 21/22, 22/23 and 23/24 (Up to 07.02.24), could you please provide me with the total monetary value of council-related debts (such as council tax, parking fines, failures to pay business rates and housing arrears) which were referred to external enforcement agencies?

2) Of this figure, please could you provide the amount that was recovered by external debt agencies broken down for each of the financial years referenced?

3) For each of those financial years, please provide the number of complaints the council has received about the conduct of external bailiffs and debt collectors.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at [email address] should any aspect of my request require clarification.

Yours faithfully, and many thanks,

Helen Hoddinott

Information Governance Team,

Dear Helen Hoddinott,

Thank you for your request which was received on 7th February. The
estimate response date for your request is the 6th March.

Should you have any queries, amendments or additions relating to this
request, please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours Faithfully

Information Governance Team
North Lincolnshire Council

Information Governance Team,

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Dear Helen Hoddinott,

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Information Governance Team
North Lincolnshire Council