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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

BMSDC Data Protection,

Dear Sir/Madam,

Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations request

Thank you for your request to Babergh District Council dated 18 July 2019. Your request will be answered within 20 working days.

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact us. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection
Tel: 0300 1234000 Email: [email address]
www.babergh.gov.uk www.midsuffolk.gov.uk
Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils - Working Together
Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2BX

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Dear Sir/Madam,

We refer to your recent request for information.

Request:

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.

Response:

Please see the attached spreadsheet.

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for the purposes of news reporting. Please contact us if you wish to re-use the information for commercial purposes so that the appropriate licence can be issued (in some instances a fee will be payable). Additionally, you must ensure that you gain permission before reproducing any third party (non Babergh/Mid Suffolk District Council copyright) information.

If you are unhappy with this response you may request an internal review of this matter via the Council’s corporate complaints procedure. If you are not content with the outcome of the review you have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at the following address: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF. Tel: 01625 545 745 Email: [email address].

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection
Tel: 0300 1234000
Email: [email address]
www.babergh.gov.uk www.midsuffolk.gov.uk
Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils - Working Together
Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2BX

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