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Court summons over unpaid council tax

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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

foi@stroud.gov.uk, Stroud District Council

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Stroud District Council

1) How many court summons and liability orders have been issued by your council for unpaid
council tax in the year
a) 2016
Summons 2637
Liability Order 2161
b) 2017
Summons 2585
Liability Order 2057
c) 2018
Summons 2787
Liability Order 2299
d) 2019 (so far)?
Summons 1338
Liability Order 1091
If your council is covering several councils/districts, please answer for all of them.
n/a

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

3) How many summons and liability orders were issued for late council tax payments of
a) under £50
aa) in 2016 0
bb) in 2017 0
cc) in 2018 0
dd) in 2019 0
b) under £30
aa) in 2016 0
bb) in 2017 0
cc) in 2018 0
dd) in 2019? 0
c) under £10
aa) in 2016 0
bb) in 2017 0
cc) in 2018 0
dd) in 2019? 0
4) What was the overall cost in £ to your council for all unsuccessful summons and
liability orders made in
a) 2016 - £7.911
b) 2017 - £7,755
c) 2018 - £4,494
d) 2019 - £669
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.

Regards
Stroud District Council

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