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

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Lady Fleming,

I confirm receipt of your information request and that we are dealing with this and will respond to you in due course.

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Regards

Information Governance Team
The Democracy Service
Civic Centre 3, High Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2TG
Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for Freedom of Information)

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Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

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Dear Lady Fleming,

 

Further to your recent request for information relating to the above,
which has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

You asked :

 

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?

 

Please find the Council’s response attached.

 

1  Please see attached spreadsheet

2. Please see attached spreadsheet

3. £3 per LIO granted

4. The Council does not hold this information

5. Please see attached spreadsheet

6. Please see attached pdf documents

7. As per Question 6

8. The Council does not hold this information

 

If you are not content with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review.  Requests for internal reviews should
be submitted within 2 months of the date of receipt of the response to
your original request and should be addressed to the Monitoring Officer,
1st Floor, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2EY. 
Alternatively, you can send an email to:
[email address]. 

 

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

 

If you are not content with the outcome of any review you have the right
under section 50 of the 2000 Act to apply to the Information Commissioner
for a decision as to whether your request for information has been dealt
with in accordance with the requirements of the Act.  The Information
Commissioner’s website is at www.ico.org.uk and gives more information
about the role and duties of the Commissioner.  The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

The Democracy Service

Email: [email address]

Telephone: 01484 221000

 

This email and any attachments are confidential. If you have received it
in error - notify the sender immediately, delete it from your system, and
do not use, copy or disclose the information in any way. Kirklees Council
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