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

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Dear Ms Devro

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

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·         Aylesbury Vale District Council –
[1]http://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/

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http://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/search...

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·         Chiltern District Council –
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·         South Bucks District Council –
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For information regarding Council Tax payments, please visit:
http://www.southbucks.gov.uk/article/316...

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http://www.southbucks.gov.uk/article/374...

 

·         Wycombe District Council –
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