Enforcement agents, charging orders.

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Dear Surrey Heath Borough Council,

1. How much council tax arrears was passed to enforcement agents/internal enforcement agents for recovery in 2021 and how much was recovered?
2. How much council tax arrears was passed to enforcement agents/internal enforcement agents in 2022 and how much was recovered?
3. How much council tax arrears was passed to enforcement agents/internal enforcement agents to date in 2023 and how much was recovered?
4. How many charging orders against peoples homes were obtained in 2021
5. How many charging orders against peoples homes were obtained in 2022
6. How many charging orders against peoples homes were obtained in 2023 to date?
Thank you
I look forward to hearing from you

Yours faithfully,

Lucy

Surrey Heath Borough Council

Dear Lucy,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information below which was received on
30/08/2023 and has been given the reference IR004953:
The summary of your request was: Enforcement agents, charging orders.

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Dear Lucy,

 

I am writing to advise you that the time limit for responding to your
request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 needs to
be extended.

 

The FOI Regulations allow us 20 working days to respond to your request
from the date of its receipt. However, unfortunately due to staffing
constraints and availability of the information requested it is clear we
are not going to be able to meet the 20-working-day time limit for issuing
a response. In this case, I regret that we must extend the time limit.

 

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Surrey
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Surrey Heath Borough Council

Dear Ms Lucy,

Thank you for your request for information about : Enforcement agents,
charging orders.

The Councils response to the information you requested is below. 
1. How much council tax arrears was passed to enforcement agents/internal
enforcement agents for recovery in 2021 - £1,265,55.59 and how much was
recovered - £432,985.09
2. How much council tax arrears was passed to enforcement agents/internal
enforcement agents in 2022 - £1,603,369.59 and how much was recovered -
£425,390.33
3. How much council tax arrears was passed to enforcement agents/internal
enforcement agents to date in 2023 - £1,183,757.64 and how much was
recovered £153,232.23
4. How many charging orders against peoples homes were obtained in 2021 -
1
5. How many charging orders against peoples homes were obtained in 2022 -
2
6. How many charging orders against peoples homes were obtained in 2023 to
date? - 1
 
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within three months of the date of receipt of the response to
your original letter and should be addressed to Information Governance
Manager, Legal Services, Surrey Heath Borough Council, Surrey Heath House,
Knoll Road, Camberley, GU15 3HD or emailed
to [1][email address]

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 

The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
Cheshire
SK9 5AF.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.
Regards

FOI Team

Surrey Heath Borough Council
Surrey Heath House
Knoll Road
Camberley
Surrey
GU15 3HD
01276 707632

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