High Cost/Bulk Council Tax Liability Orders Impossible to Defend?

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Dear Billing Authority

Complaints to Magistrates for Council Tax (CT) Liability Orders.

Going as far back as is reasonable (eg 5 years), up to the most recent data available, Please could you provide me with a table of information under the following headings:-

1. Date Of hearing
2. Number of CT Accounts Listed on a Complaint
3. Total Court fee paid
4. length of hearing - defended/undefended
5. Number of CT accounts Liability Order made against
6. Total costs awarded to Billing authority
7. Actual cost of preparing for and attending the hearing.
8. Number of Accounts in name of a Limited Company?

Yours faithfully,

Lady Fleming

info@copeland.gov.uk, Copeland Borough Council

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Copeland Borough Council, Market Hall, Market Place, Whitehaven, Cumbria,
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Customer Service Officer

Copeland Direct

Copeland Borough Council 

Copeland Borough Council, Market Hall, Market Place, Whitehaven, CA28
7JG. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946
598303. [5]www.copeland.gov.uk, [6][Copeland Borough Council request email]

 



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From: Lady Fleming <[FOI #549978 email]>
Date: Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 08:46:04
To: FOI requests at Copeland Borough Council <[Copeland Borough Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - High Cost/Bulk Council Tax
Liability Orders Impossible to Defend?
Dear Billing Authority

Complaints to Magistrates for Council Tax (CT) Liability Orders.

Going as far back as is reasonable (eg 5 years), up to the most recent
data available, Please could you provide me with a table of information
under the following headings:-

1. Date Of hearing
2. Number of CT Accounts Listed on a Complaint
3. Total Court fee paid
4. length of hearing - defended/undefended
5. Number of CT accounts Liability Order made against
6. Total costs awarded to Billing authority
7. Actual cost of preparing for and attending the hearing.
8. Number of Accounts in name of a Limited Company?

Yours faithfully,

Lady Fleming

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Clifford Walker, Copeland Borough Council

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Dear Lady Fleming,

I acknowledge receipt of your Request for Information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

Your request is being considered and you will receive any recorded
information held by Copeland Borough Council within the statutory
timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act
2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a
reference to a third party.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions, which may
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Yours sincerely

Cliff Walker

Information Governance and Data Protection Officer

Copeland Borough Council

Tel: 01946 59 8529

Email: [2][email address]

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street,
Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303.
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From: Info <[Copeland Borough Council request email]>
Sent: 05 February 2019 09:14
To: Lady Fleming <[FOI #549978 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - High Cost/Bulk Council Tax
Liability Orders Impossible to Defend?

Dear Lady Fleming

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request.  Your request for
information has been forwarded on to our Freedom of Information Officer,
who will respond to your request as soon as possible, and not later than
20 days after receiving your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Customer Services Officer

 

Tel: 01946 598300

Email: [5][Copeland Borough Council request email]

Website: [6]www.copeland.gov.uk

Copeland Borough Council, Market Hall, Market Place, Whitehaven, Cumbria,
CA28 7JG. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303. [7]www.copeland.gov.uk,
[8][Copeland Borough Council request email]

 



 

Working to improve lives, communities and the prosperity of Copeland

 

Customer Service Officer

Copeland Direct

Copeland Borough Council 

Copeland Borough Council, Market Hall, Market Place, Whitehaven, CA28
7JG. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946
598303. [9]www.copeland.gov.uk, [10][Copeland Borough Council request
email]

 



Working to improve lives, communities and the prosperity of Copeland

 

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From: Lady Fleming <[11][FOI #549978 email]>
Date: Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 08:46:04
To: FOI requests at Copeland Borough Council <[12][Copeland Borough
Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - High Cost/Bulk Council Tax
Liability Orders Impossible to Defend?

Dear Billing Authority

Complaints to Magistrates for Council Tax (CT) Liability Orders.

Going as far back as is reasonable (eg 5 years), up to the most recent
data available, Please could you provide me with a table of information
under the following headings:-

1. Date Of hearing
2. Number of CT Accounts Listed on a Complaint
3. Total Court fee paid
4. length of hearing - defended/undefended
5. Number of CT accounts Liability Order made against
6. Total costs awarded to Billing authority
7. Actual cost of preparing for and attending the hearing.
8. Number of Accounts in name of a Limited Company?

Yours faithfully,

Lady Fleming

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Freedom of Information, Copeland Borough Council

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Dear Lady Fleming

Thank you for your request for information regarding High Cost/Bulk
Council Tax Liability Orders. I apologise for the delay in responding.

I can advise that the information requested is contained in the attached
document.

I hope this is the information you require, but do not hesitate to contact
me if you wish to clarify anything further.

The Council makes every effort to make sure that the services it provides
are as efficient and effective as possible, and this includes any requests
under the Freedom of Information Act.

If you believe that your request has not been dealt with satisfactorily
you should follow the Council’s complaints procedure.

If you have followed the complaints procedure and are still not happy with
how your request has been dealt with you may also contact the:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Enquiry/Information Line: 01625 545 745

For more information: [1]https://ico.org.uk/

Yours sincerely

Data Protection Officer

Copeland Borough Council

 

01946 598300

[2][email address]

 

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street,
Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303.
[3]www.copeland.gov.uk, [4][Copeland Borough Council request email]

 

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From: Lady Fleming <[5][FOI #549978 email]>
Date: Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 08:46:04
To: FOI requests at Copeland Borough Council <[6][Copeland Borough Council
request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - High Cost/Bulk Council Tax
Liability Orders Impossible to Defend?

Dear Billing Authority

Complaints to Magistrates for Council Tax (CT) Liability Orders.

Going as far back as is reasonable (eg 5 years), up to the most recent
data available, Please could you provide me with a table of information
under the following headings:-

1. Date Of hearing
2. Number of CT Accounts Listed on a Complaint
3. Total Court fee paid
4. length of hearing - defended/undefended
5. Number of CT accounts Liability Order made against
6. Total costs awarded to Billing authority
7. Actual cost of preparing for and attending the hearing.
8. Number of Accounts in name of a Limited Company?

Yours faithfully,

Lady Fleming

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