Court summons over unpaid council tax

Laila Devro made this Freedom of Information request to Blaby District Council as part of a batch sent to 367 authorities

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Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to request the following information in accordance with FOI laws:

1) How many court summons and liability orders have been issued by your council for unpaid council tax in the year
a) 2016
b) 2017
c) 2018
d) 2019 (so far)?
If your council is covering several councils/districts, please answer for all of them.

2) How many of these were successful in
a) 2016
b) 2017
c) 2018
d) 2019?

3) How many summons and liability orders were issued for late council tax payments of
a) under £50
aa) in 2016
bb) in 2017
cc) in 2018
dd) in 2019

b) under £30
aa) in 2016
bb) in 2017
cc) in 2018
dd) in 2019?

c) under £10
aa) in 2016
bb) in 2017
cc) in 2018
dd) in 2019?

4) What was the overall cost in £ to your council for all unsuccessful summons and liability orders made in
a) 2016
b) 2017
c) 2018
d) 2019 (so far)?
Note, do not include working hours/resources etc in these costs, by costs I refer solely to fees directly arising from the use of the public courts system.
If your council is covering several councils/districts, please answer for all of them.

I look forward to hearing your response!

Yours faithfully,

Jedidajah Otte

Rebecca Taylor, Blaby District Council

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Dear Laila Devro,

Freedom of Information Request – FOI-19-949

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Dear Laila Devro,

Freedom of Information Request – FOI-19-949

Please find enclosed a response to your request for information, which was
received on 18/07/2019, and has been dealt with under the Freedom of
Information Act 200 (“the Act”).

1) How many court summons and liability orders have been issued by your
council for unpaid council tax in the year
a) 2016 - April 1st 2016 - March 31st 2017 = 1719
b) 2017 - April 1st 2017 - March 31st 2018 = 1727
c) 2018 - April 1st 2018 - March 31st 2019 = 1837
d) 2019 (so far)? - April 1st 2019 - current date = 1221

If your council is covering several councils/districts, please answer for
all of them.

2) How many of these were successful in - no figures held for this
question
a) 2016
b) 2017
c) 2018
d) 2019?
3) How many summons and liability orders were issued for late council tax
payments of
a) under £50 - We do not issues summons for under court costs 
aa) in 2016
bb) in 2017
cc) in 2018
dd) in 2019

b) under £30 - We do not issues summons for under court costs 
aa) in 2016
bb) in 2017
cc) in 2018
dd) in 2019?

c) under £10 - We do not issues summons for under court costs 
aa) in 2016
bb) in 2017
cc) in 2018
dd) in 2019?

4) What was the overall cost in £ to your council for all unsuccessful
summons and liability orders made in - no figures held for this question
a) 2016
b) 2017
c) 2018
d) 2019 (so far)?

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